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    1. April 8, 2015

      CVC returns €4bn to investors as it sells investments

      CVC, the European buyout house which owns Formula One, returned €4bn to investors in the first three months of the year in...

    2. March 31, 2015

      Business pioneers in media and sport

      From the first printed books to newspapers, radio, film, television and the internet, media have always been fuelled by...

    Special Reports

    1. Special Report: The Business of Formula One 2012

      Divers’ championship: Vettel claims third straight world title Picture slideshow: Ima...
    2. The Business of Formula One

      In spite of the sport’s global reach and glamour these are difficult days. The big que...
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    1. March 31, 2015

      How does one make it as a business pioneer?

      How do we define a business pioneer? This was the first question the six judges — three Financial Times columnists and three...

    2. March 13, 2015

      Do safer F1 cars make for less exciting viewing?

      In an era that has seen international electric racing series, driverless cars and ever more stringent safety regulations on...

    3. March 13, 2015

      Red Bull’s Christian Horner thrives on the adrenalin of F1

      There have been several outstanding team managers in the history of Formula One. “Enzo Ferrari was one, Alfred Neubauer of...

    4. March 13, 2015

      Ecclestone still firmly seated at the top of the F1 pyramid

      Sitting among a group of journalists after the end of last season, Bernie Ecclestone mused on his future. “My ex used to say...

    5. March 13, 2015

      F1’s traditional heartland cedes to non-European venues

      As the 2015 Formula One season begins, there are still uncertainties about the calendar. Despite revenues that in recent...

    6. March 13, 2015

      F1 teams combine forces to harness commercial opportunities

      Formula One has been accused of being out of touch with reality. In an era of tightened belts and environmental...

    7. March 13, 2015

      F1 competitors pay a high price to move on to the grid

      F1 completed its most successful season last year, turning over £1.1bn, but do not tell Marussia (as it was then called) and...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      March 12, 2015

      Formula One portraits

      Formula One drivers for the 2015 season are pictured in this combination photo at Melbourne’s Albert Park Track, Australia....

    9. March 10, 2015

      BBC used one-off fixes to hit targets, study finds

      The BBC used one-off fixes — such as broadcasting fewer Formula One races — to meet its efficiency targets, rather than...

    10. March 9, 2015

      Disclosing pay ratios would contribute to a public debate

      Sir Martin Sorrell has balanced his criticism of Labour’s “business bashing” tendencies by pointing to the uncertainties...

    11. February 10, 2015

      Shankly denialist Sky pays fat price for football rights dominance

      Football is a matter of life and death to Sky, if not to Bill Shankly, who rated it more highly. For all its talk of Arctic...

    12. Nick Butler

      January 25, 2015

      The shape of things to come: the solar powered car of the future

      Meet EVA — the latest racing car. EVA has an elegant shape, with aerodynamics worthy of any of the cars which race in...

    13. January 14, 2015

      Google asks High Court to reject privacy lawsuit from Mosley

      Internet search engine Google has asked the High Court in London to reject a lawsuit brought by Max Mosley, the former...

    14. January 14, 2015

      Formula One taps into UK engineering

      Northampton’s reputation as the international centre for Formula One engine development has been given a boost by news that...

    15. December 18, 2014

      Ecclestone back on F1 board

      Bernie Ecclestone has retained his position as Formula One chief executive and worked his way back on to the F1 board, but...

    16. December 16, 2014

      Ecclestone wins battle for control of F1

      Bernie Ecclestone has won his battle to retain control of Formula One after ex-Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh walked away...

    17. December 11, 2014

      Ecclestone vows to maintain iron grip on Formula One

      Bernie Ecclestone came out fighting against plans to clip his wings as Formula One chief executive and made clear he had no...

    18. December 10, 2014

      McLaren speeds up GSK with racetrack expertise

      When Jenson Button met employees and local schoolchildren this month at GlaxoSmithKline’s west London headquarters, it...

    19. December 4, 2014

      F1 positioned for a new face in the driving seat

      Donald Mackenzie recently decided to gather Formula One’s great and good for a shooting party on his retreat in Hampshire...

    20. December 3, 2014

      Ex-Diageo chief Paul Walsh lined up to be F1 chairman

      Ex-Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh is being lined up to become chairman of the Formula One board, a move that could signal...

    21. November 25, 2014

      Ben Ainslie on right course for America’s Cup funding

      Sir Ben Ainslie has spent more time in boardrooms than on the water of late. The world’s most successful Olympic sailor has...

    22. November 23, 2014

      Lewis Hamilton takes Formula One title

      Lewis Hamilton claimed his second Formula One title to bring the curtain down on a gripping battle with his team mate Nico...

    23. November 20, 2014

      KPMG laps up McLaren’s F1-style analytics

      McLaren Group has signed an alliance with KPMG to apply the same predictive analytics and technology it does to its Formula...

    24. November 17, 2014

      Small teams accuse Ecclestone of presiding over F1 ‘cartel’ damaging sport

      Three of Formula One’s smaller teams have accused Bernie Ecclestone of presiding over a “cartel” that benefits their rivals,...

    25. November 14, 2014

      CVC finds creative ways to attract the biggest investors

      CVC Capital Partners, Europe’s largest buyout group, is setting up a separate private equity fund for its biggest investors...

    26. November 7, 2014

      Formula One’s profits spread sees small teams stall

      Poverty is stalking Formula One. Nearly 6,000 miles from this weekend’s São Paulo Grand Prix, 200 members of the Marussia F1...

    27. October 30, 2014

      Ecclestone stays in driving seat through trials and tribulations

      Back in January, the identity of the future owners and managers of Formula One was anyone’s guess. Bernie Ecclestone, F1’s...

    28. October 30, 2014

      Formula One is a spectacle in search of identity

      Bernie Ecclestone turned 84 on October 28 and was still in charge of Formula One. Not bad for a man who has been written off...

    29. October 30, 2014

      Emerging markets form a line to host profile-raising F1 Grands Prix

      Emerging nation with cash to spend seeks confident sporting partner for mutual profile raising and commercial gain: oil-rich...

    30. October 30, 2014

      Female graduates stake their claim in F1

      To the untrained eye, women are a rarity in Formula One. But while female racing drivers at the top tier of single-seater...

    31. October 30, 2014

      Inequalities and fall in TV audiences take their toll on F1

      F1 is one of the most expensive sports to compete in and, while it generates good commercial revenues, the teams get varying...

    32. October 30, 2014

      F1 and Formula E test technologies of the future

      For several years, manufacturers and blue-chip sponsors of Formula One have been calling on the promoter Bernie Ecclestone...

    33. October 30, 2014

      Ferrari chooses company man Marco Mattiacci to revive F1 team

      Ten years ago the Ferrari Formula 1 team was unbeatable. With Michael Schumacher as the driver, Jean Todt as team principal...

    34. October 27, 2014

      Marussia is latest Formula One team to suffer financial crash

      A second Formula One team faces an uncertain future after Marussia followed fellow motorsport struggler Caterham into...

    35. FT Alphaville

      October 6, 2014

      Further Reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - Travels in Farageland - Reagan added more public sector jobs than Obama, and other surprising...

    36. September 10, 2014

      Ferrari chairman quits after ‘misunderstandings’ with Fiat boss

      Change at the top of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat, will take over as chairman of Ferrari next month...

    37. September 8, 2014

      Ferrari’s F1 victory drought puts pressure on Montezemolo

      Luca di Montezemolo’s future as chairman of Ferrari has been thrown into doubt following criticism by Sergio Marchionne,...

    38. September 4, 2014

      HP failed to break free of English incubus

      Dispiritingly, some women newscasters have employment contracts containing a form of “material adverse change clause”. “If...

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