Bernie Ecclestone
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 8

Ecclestone discussing solutions for 2014 engines

F1 supremo talks to the press in Bahrain. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic)

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone talks to the press in Bahrain. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic)

Bernie Ecclestone has repeated his opposition to the current F1 rules, and hinted that the 100 kgs (220 lbs) fuel allowance could be increased.

Although the theory is that more fuel means that teams might run higher revs, which would improve the sound – they are running nowhere near the 15,000 rpm limit – there is clearly a bigger picture with regard to the relative fuel efficiency of the three engines.

Apr 6

Haas Formula 1 Entry Accepted, Says Ecclestone

Gene Haas (left) is the founder of the Stewart-Haas NASCAR team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Gene Haas (left) is the founder of the Stewart-Haas NASCAR team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone says a U.S.-backed team led by NASCAR’s Gene Haas is among two new teams likely to join the series next season.

Speaking at Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, Ecclestone said he held talks with the sport’s governing body and there was agreement about expansion next season.

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.”