Apr 16

F1: Ecclestone Admits Image Problem Amid Bribery Affair

Bernie Ecclestone is Formula One's long-time chief executive. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bernie Ecclestone is Formula One’s long-time chief executive. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that public perception already depicts him as being defeated amid the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption affair.

Next week in Munich, his trial on bribery charges is set to begin, and it has already emerged that prosecutors do not believe his defense — that he was blackmailed by Gribkowsky over his tax affairs — is plausible.

Apr 16

F1: Red Bull’s Marko slams ‘aggressive’ Mercedes after appeal

Red Bull's Helmut Marko (right) is disappointed that Australia penalty on Daniel Ricciardo (left) wasn't dropped.

Red Bull’s Helmut Marko (right) is disappointed the Australia penalty on Daniel Ricciardo (left) wasn’t dropped. (Photo: Getty Images)

Helmut Marko has hit back at Mercedes, after the German squad this week called on the court of appeal to come down hard on Red Bull.

As Red Bull appealed Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne disqualification in Paris on Monday, a lawyer for rival Mercedes argued at length that the FIA should in fact impose “a further sanction,” due to the “flagrant and deliberate” rules breach.

Apr 3

Ecclestone says Haas set for F1 in 2015

Gene Haas currently co-owns four cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. (Photo: Getty Images)

Gene Haas currently co-owns four cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. (Photo: Getty Images)

Gene Haas looks set to take his place in the paddock as F1′s newest team owner in 2015.

Having earlier played down the NASCAR team co-owner’s chances of securing the twelfth team entry, Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone said this week: “I think Haas will be accepted.”