30.11.2011 [The Independent] - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone says Europe will be left with only five Grands Prix in the coming years. The 81-year-old said in an interview in Spanish newspaper Marca that "Europe is a good place for tourism and not much else.
(born 28 October 1930) is an English business magnate, as president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration and through his part-ownership of Alpha Prema, the parent company of the Formula One Group of companies. As such, he is generally considered the primary authority in Formula One racing. He is most commonly addressed in tabloid journalism as "F1 Supremo". His early involvement in the sport was as a competitor and then as a manager of drivers Stuart Lewis-Evans and Jochen Rindt. In 1972, he bought the Brabham team, which he ran for fifteen years. As a team owner he became a member of the Formula One Constructors Association. His control of the sport, which grew from his pioneering the sale of television rights in the late 1970s, is chiefly financial, but under the terms of the Concorde Agreement he and his companies also manage the administration, setup and logistics of each Formula One Grand Prix. Ecclestone himself entered two Grand Prix races during the 1958 season, failing to qualify for either of them.
24.11.2011 [Lexology (registration)] - Former BayernLB banker, Mr Gerhard Gribkowsky, is standing trial in Munich on charges that he allegedly took a £27.5 million bribe from Formula One boss Mr Bernie Ecclestone to sell Formula One rights. Mr Gribkowsky is accused of selling the stake
12.12.2011 [Mirror.co.uk] - Billionaire Formula 1 mogul Bernie Ecclestone has slammed his daughters for squandering money he set aside for his future grandchildren. Ecclestone, 81, revealed he had put £3billion into a trust fund for
11.12.2011 [The Guardian] - Bernie Ecclestone has described Lewis Hamilton's decision to put his affairs in the hands of a management company dealing primarily in showbusiness figures as "a disaster". Speaking to the Guardian, the Formula One supremo criticised the 2008 world
03.12.2011 [ESPN F1] - With Bernie Ecclestone admitting he would like to return to Mexico and South Africa, Slim Domit told the FIA's In Motion magazine that interest in the sport hadn't waned as Mexico approaches 20 years of absence from the Formula One calendar
02.12.2011 [Evening Standard] - Formula 1 giant Bernie Ecclestone makes the top 20 with more than Swfr5 billion (£3.5 billion). Duty-free shopping tycoon Alan Parker is not far behind, with more than Swfr4 billion, and jewellery tycoon Laurence Graff is said to be worth more than
"The banks don't have anything - no rights whatsoever. The banks are shareholders of SLEC, and SLEC has no rights. ... I am the CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration, which runs the business in F1. From this point of view, I own F1." - Financial Times. November 23, 2004 - Bernie Ecclestone responding to the banks holding a trial to determine if he should continue controlling Formula One Holdings and its subsidiares including Formula One Management.
07.12.2011 [Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - Formula One will race in the United States next year after organisers of a new grand prix in Texas reached a deal with commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone on Wednesday. "Mr Ecclestone received his check today," Red McCombs, a founder of the Circuit of
04.12.2011 [The Sport Review] - Bernie Ecclestone has given the Circuit of the Americas an extra week to save the US Grand Prix from being removed from the 2012 calendar. Ecclestone has lost patience with the promoters of the new race in Texas over failure to guarantee the race
30.11.2011 [Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has given Austin organisers another week to try and save the 2012 United States Grand Prix. "The deadline hasn't been met, so we are still trying to make it happen," Ecclestone told The Associated Press on Wednesday
02.12.2011 [Autoblog UK (blog)] - F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone said Raikkonen's return is good news. "I am really happy to see Kimi again where he belongs, in formula one," the 81-year-old is quoted by German news agency DPA. "I am convinced that he will be looking forward to
10.12.2011 [Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone backed Bahrain to put on an incident-free race next year but agreed on Saturday that events on the ground could force a re-think. This year's race had to be cancelled, after first being postponed
30.11.2011 [Yahoo! Eurosport UK] - Bernie Ecclestone has also struck a deal with New Jersey to join the calendar from the 2013 season. Whitmarsh is still hopeful Austin can go ahead, because he insists it is vital for Formula 1 to succeed in North America.
18.11.2011 [Yahoo! Eurosport UK (blog)] - Bernie Ecclestone on why the Formula One race in Austin, Texas, will be shelved unless organisers stump up the cash. "(Jack The Ripper) is not our story... It's Phantom of the Opera meets baseball. He's a mysterious character who is somewhat edgy.