Enterpreneur, President of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration
Bernard Charles "Bernie" Ecclestone (born 28 October 1930) is a British business magnate. He is the chief executive of the Formula One Group, which manages Formula One and controls the commercial rights to the sport, and part-owns Delta Topco, the ultimate parent company of...Wikipedia
Born: 28th October, 1930, Bungay, Suffolk, England, UK
Height: 5' 2½" (159 cm)
Claim to Fame: Formula 1
Lewis Hamilton has a second world title in sight and is the best driver of his era - so why does Britain not love him?
It is time to forget the showbusiness lifestyle, taste for bling and occasional petulant outbursts and cherish Hamilton's driving brilliance, argues Daniel Johnson
By Daniel Johnson, F1 Correspondent10:00PM GMT 15 Nov 2014
Lewis Hamilton drives in the desert next Sunday not only to make history but to earn a place in the public’s hearts. He will race in Abu Dhabi to become a double world champion after an immensely hard-fought campaign; Great Britain’s first since Sir Jackie Stewart in 1971. Yet the kind of hero status enjoyed by Sir Jackie,... Read More
Posted by kitty1119 3 months ago
German indictment over €44m payment to banker and timing of court case could again delay $12bn flotation of F1
Paul Weaver, Kate Connolly in Munich
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 17 July 2013 20.29 BST
The future of Bernie Ecclestone in Formula One has been thrown into doubt after the sport's chief executive and commercial rights holder was charged with bribing a German banker.
Ecclestone, who will be 83 in October, announced on Wednesday that he had been indicted by German prosecutors following his payment of $44m (£29m) to Gerhard Gribkowsky of Bayern... Read More
Posted by kitty1119 1 year ago
Lewis Hamilton ready to build museum to his prodigious F1 talents as he eyes greatness with Mercedes
It is testament to Lewis Hamilton’s sheer precocity, or perhaps to his fixation with history, that he is contemplating building his own museum.
Still just 28, and preparing to author his latest advance towards the Formula One pantheon with Mercedes, he has designs upon transforming his Stevenage childhood home into a shrine to all his subsequent accomplishments on four wheels.
“It was my dad’s idea,” he explains. “At the moment, all of my trophies are in his loft. But we thought it would be cool to have somewhere for them, perhaps with... Read More
Posted by kitty1119 2 years ago
David Tremayne answers all the questions posed by the British driver's decision to end a 14-year association by signing a three-year deal to join the German team next season
Q: So, did Hamilton leave McLaren because Mercedes were offering a bigger salary?
A: It was easy to believe that initially, with talk of an annual $12m offer from Mercedes compared to McLaren's rumoured $7.5m, except that the latter was increased in recent weeks to a sum said to be a lot closer to Mercedes' offer. It could be, however, that the revised offer simply came too late to... Read More
Posted by kitty1119 2 years ago
In an intimate ceremony that was a far cry from his daughter Petra’s £12m extravaganza, Bernie Ecclestone married his Brazilian girlfriend, Fabiana Flosi.
The Formula 1 tycoon wed Fabiana, a marketing director, at Le Lion, his chalet in the exclusive resort of Gstaad, Switzerland.
The couple’s low-key affair, which is reported to have happened two weeks ago, comes a year after fashion-designer Petra’s nuptials, which took place in Rome last August.
Petra and her husband James Stunt, an art dealer, enjoyed a three-day ceremony which included live... Read More
Posted by Jeeh 2 years ago