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Bernie Ecclestone

1930-10-28 (age 90)

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Goodwood Festival of Speed to honour Bernie Ecclestone

For the first time, the Central Feature at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed on June 29-July 2 will celebrate an individual rather than an honoured marque when it focuses on the life and career of Bernie Ecclestone.

Ecclestone's tough style made F1 great, says Piquet

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Nelson Piquet says his time spent at Brabham proved to him what a great leader Bernie Ecclestone would subsequently become for the sport.

Zak Brown: Ecclestone “will be a very hard act to follow”

McLaren’s Zak Brown has paid tribute to ousted Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone’s “enormous contribution” to the sport, but believes new owners Liberty Media can take F1 forwards.

Opinion: When Bernie Ecclestone goes, who replaces him?

You’ll miss him when he goes. Formula 1’s supremo shows no signs of slowing down yet, despite his haters. Charles Bradley asks what happens in life after Bernie…

High downforce back on F1 agenda for 2017

Plans for dramatic aerodynamic changes for 2017 are back on the agenda for Tuesday's meetings of the F1 Strategy Group and F1 Commission in Geneva, despite having seemingly been dropped after earlier discussions.

Analysis: Why engines are an easy scapegoat for F1 woes

The current V6 hybrid turbo engines have been blamed for a lot of the problems Formula 1 is having. But that's just a very simplistic view, as Kate Walker explains.

Mercedes says Ferrari challenge good for F1

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says the recent close races between Mercedes and Ferrari have been good for Formula 1, and have served to keep Bernie Ecclestone happy.

Boardroom power shift moves VW closer to F1

Internal boardroom power struggle deep within the VW Group appears to have positioned one of its brands closer to a Formula 1 entry in 2018.

Manufacturers insist V6 must remain basis for future F1 engine rules

F1 engine manufacturers have agreed that any move towards 1000bhp engines for 2017 must involve the current V6 engine configuration as a starting point, according to Toto Wolff.

Analysis: Red Bull's perfect F1 exit strategy

If Red Bull is serious about its plans to leave Formula 1, Renault quitting the sport first would be the perfect alibi, says Kate Walker.

Chinese GP: Thursday press conference

Marcus Ericsson (Sauber), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Romain Grosjean (Lotus), Felipe Massa (Williams), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Jenson Button (McLaren)

Is the F1 dinosaur heading for extinction?

The WEC is getting rid of grid girls; Formula E is running all-electric cars. What is Formula 1 doing to join the 21st century? Kate Walker wonders...

Pirelli chief calls for radical F1 overhaul

Pirelli's Paul Hembery has urged Formula 1 to make radical changes to its format before committing to a new tyre supply contract.

Minardi: "The Italian Grand Prix is at great risk"

Gian Carlo Minardi, former Formula One team owner: "Italian GP like Olympics, Football and Swimming world championships. It's a national event"

Jorda says F1 series for women would be "fantastic"

Lotus development driver Carmen Jorda believes a Formula 1-style championship only for women would be a "fantastic" idea.

FIA not dismissing women-only championship

The FIA, motorsport's governing body, says it will not rule out a racing series exclusively for women without having carried out proper research.

Vettel, not Hamilton a better F1 ambassador - Capelli

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel is a better Formula 1 ambassador than world champion Lewis Hamilton.

F1's power vacuum: are lunatics running the asylum?

Formula 1 is operating in something of a power vacuum, and Kate Walker investigates who's got the real authority when it comes to strategic decisions going forwards.

Why Bernie's women-only F1-style series just might work

Bernie Ecclestone's suggestion of a female-only Formula 1-style racing series has met with derision in most quarters. But Pablo Elizalde thinks we should take the idea seriously...

Ecclestone says Formula 1 is "sick"

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says the sport is 'sick', and has criticised the teams for being too egoistic.

Ecclestone blasts Manor for 'disgusting' Melbourne appearance

Bernie Ecclestone continues to verbally pummel the little team.

Is Manor back on the right track at last?

Manor lived up to its promise after its Australian Grand Prix no-show and took to the track in practice at Sepang. Kate Walker takes a closer look at how it all went for the struggling team.

Lauda: German GP axe "sad" but inevitable

Niki Lauda has described the official demise of Mercedes' home race this year as "sad".

Millennials and the future of auto racing

Which racing discipline will capitalize and find the right hook to find the money spenders of tomorrow...today? Mark Wilkinson seems to think IndyCar has an edge.

Prost sees no need to penalise Mercedes

Four-time Formula One world champion Alain Prost believes there is no reason to punish Mercedes for dominating the sport.

Ecclestone: Mercedes head-started as they knew a bit more

Bernie Ecclestone claims Mercedes had a head-start over its engine rivals at the start of F1's controversial turbo V6 era.

Why the feel-good factor deserted Manor's resurrection

Despite its best efforts, Manor failed to turn a wheel in Australia, leading to many raised eyebrows – and a stern rebuke from Bernie Ecclestone. The FIA cleared the team of any wrongdoing, but the story is not yet over, as Kate Walker explains.

Red Bull Racing's F1 future in doubt

With reports the Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz wants to sell his F1 team and an ailing relationship with engine provider Renault, the future of Red Bull Racing is certainly up in the air.

Manor investigation could have ramifications

Manor and the FIA are not on the best of terms right now.

Why Formula One’s return to Mexico is a huge deal

The first Mexican Grand Prix since 1992 will be a delight for the senses – a great racetrack in a fantastic city

Briatore says Alonso crash "very strange"

Fernando Alonso's manager Flavio Briatore has labeled the Spanish driver's Barcelona testing crash as "very strange".

Ecclestone still pushing low-cost package

'Second tier' teams or so-called GP1 is still on Ecclestone's mind.

German GP must meet 'conditions' - Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has suggested the matter of the embattled German Grand Prix is purely financial.

Band-aids not enough to fix F1's cash problems

Kate Walker explains why Formula One must get serious about cost control, and quickly.

Ecclestone set to bring prize money release forward

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is set to bring forward a scheduled release of $30 million in prize money to help troubled teams, according to media reports.

Cash-flow crisis puts teams at risk for Melbourne

Force India, Sauber and Lotus all ask Bernie Ecclestone for help ahead of the 2015 season, as they risk not making the grid.

New biography tackles the tale of NASCAR founder "Big Bill" France

What led him to build an organization that put stock car racing on the map.

Formula One Commission sticks, doesn't twist

Was the decision against a technical rules change for 2016 a missed opportunity or a far-sighted judgment with cost concerns at its heart?

TCR announces Malaysian GP support race

The TCR International Series has announced it will have a support race ahead of this year's Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix.

Mercedes engine chief: Our rivals will catch up

Ferrari, Renault and newcomers Honda begin the chase as reigning champion bids to defend its titles.

Nurburgring makes proposal to save German GP

The Nurburgring has tabled an offer in the hope of keeping the German Grand Prix alive in 2015.

Talks continue over future 1000bhp plans for F1

Formula One is still heading towards 1000bhp engines in 2017, although discussions will continue following yesterday's Strategy Group meeting.

Force India say rejected Marussia bid lacked substance

Marussia's application to run their 2014 car this season was rejected by the F1 Strategy Group because it lacked substance and had compliance issues, according to Force India team principal Robert Fernley.

F1 to discuss 1,000hp engines on Thursday

F1 is targeting a return to four-digit horse power.

Nico Rosberg fearful over German Grand Prix crisis

Last year’s Formula One World Championship runner-up hopes there is resolution to new contract.

F1 on track for engine change after 2016

F1 is on course for a sharp change of direction after 2016.

Hamilton signs with music PR agency

World champion Lewis Hamilton has replaced one entertainment-based management agency with another, British newspapers the Daily Mail and Telegraph report.

Illien says tweaks would make V6 engines louder

Mario Illien says it is possible tweaks to the current generation of turbo V6 cars can produce a louder sound for Formula One.

Dominant Mercedes 'stressed' ahead of 2015 - Lauda

Although Mercedes utterly dominated in 2014, team chairman Niki Lauda is still looking into the new season with trepidation.

2015 hosts rule out F1 night races

Two F1 hosts have ruled out switching to a night race format for 2015.

Formula One's reasons to celebrate

Although there are a number of issues with the sport right now, there are some positives.

WEC now the championship of choice for manufacturers, not F1

Today, Formula One is no longer the place to be in the eyes of most manufacturers.

F1 drivers, teams and even Bernie E. rally for Zoom charity auction

Event takes place Friday night, then continues online.

The hurdles for Arrivabene as Scuderia Ferrari's new boss

Will he be able to bring Ferrari back to its former glory?

FIA to reconsider Honda 'freeze' ruling - report

The FIA could be set to rethink its decision to leave Honda outside of the new engine development 'unfreeze'.

Europe to 'brush off' F1 investigation - report

The European Commission looks set to dismiss claims Formula One authorities are acting anti-competitively.

F1 engine makers to meet in Geneva

Mercedes, Renault, Ferrari and newcomer Honda - will get together in Swiss.

Top 20 moments of 2014

With the New Year upon us, we thought it would be great to compile our list of the top 20 moments of the season, from our series that ran this holiday season.

Top 20 moments of 2014, #7: Hamilton vs. Rosberg

Looking back over the 2014 season, the intense battle between Mercedes team mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, and it was made even more interesting with a double points finale.

Caterham survival takes another step on Monday

The future of ailing F1 team Caterham will be decided on Monday.