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Posted on Friday, September 9, 2011

Ecclestone plays down Iran's F1 chances

Sep.9 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has played down reports formula one could be headed to Iran in the near future.

Local media reports this week revealed that officials are building a $85 million track south of capital Tehran, with construction to "follow...

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2011

Imola eyes F1 return with top FIA rating

Sep.5 (GMM) There remains a chance Imola might return to the formula one calendar.

The famous Italian circuit last hosted the San Marino grand prix in 2006, when delayed renovations and an increase in the race sanctioning fee moved Bernie Ecclestone ...

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2011

Ecclestone tempted to buy Renault team in 2009

Sep.5 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he was "very tempted" to buy Renault's formula one team when the French carmaker pulled out as an owner.

Actually, the Enstone based team was bought by its current owners Genii Capital, but there are reports...

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Investors to 'bombard' CVC over F1 bribery scandal

Aug.30 (GMM) Investors in F1 rights owner CVC are set to ask tough questions at a forthcoming meeting, the Financial Times is reporting.

One "large European investor", concerned about the Gerhard Gribkowsky bribery affair involving Bernie Ecclestone,...

Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011

Ecclestone 'has agreed' to France/Spa alternation

Aug.29 (GMM) France on Sunday made another clear step towards returning to the formula one calendar.

The L'Equipe sports daily said race-day at Spa-Francorchamps was a "great day for French motor sport", after Bernie Ecclestone apparently agreed to r...

Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday announcement for French GP return

Aug.28 (GMM) The return of the French grand prix could be announced just before Sunday's race at Spa-Francorchamps.

It is believed that Bernie Ecclestone's Paul Ricard circuit will be named as F1's new French venue, to annually alternate the hosting ...

Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ecclestone skips wedding day-three for Belgian GP

Aug.28 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone will be trackside on Sunday for the Belgian grand prix.

So far this weekend, the F1 chief executive has been in Rome where he has bankrolled his daughter Petra's $2 million wedding, which took place on Saturday.

Eccles...

Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011

Silverstone to raise $400m with 100-year lease

Aug.27 (GMM) Rumours at Spa this weekend suggest British grand prix venue Silverstone will be leased to a private bidder.

The Independent newspaper said the Northamptonshire venue's owner the British Racing Drivers' Club is signing a 100-year lease w...

Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ecclestone in Rome for daughter's $2m wedding

Aug.27 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has not been at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend because he is in Rome preparing for the wedding of his daughter Petra.

22-year-old Ecclestone, the youngest of the F1 chief executive's two daughters, will marry British en...

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011

Boullier unhappy with F1's income distribution

Aug.26 (GMM) Renault boss Eric Boullier has expressed frustration with the amount of income distributed to the teams by F1's commercial rights holders.

"F1 is the only sport where the owner of the commercial rights gets 50 per cent and leaves its par...

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Schumacher would make good team boss - Ecclestone

Aug.24 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he would like to see Michael Schumacher on the pitwall when he hangs up his helmet once again.

Throughout F1's August break, the seven time world champion and his management had to fend off the latest round...

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2011

De Villota's manager 'in contact' with Ecclestone

Aug.22 (GMM) Maria de Villota has admitted Bernie Ecclestone is in "direct contact" with her manager.

The 31-year-old Spanish woman tested a 2009 Renault at F1 chief executive Ecclestone's Paul Ricard circuit earlier this month.

Marca sports newspap...