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  1. April 14, 2014

    Bernie Ecclestone feared losing grip on F1, bribery trial to hear

    Bernie Ecclestone bribed a German banker because he feared losing his grip on Formula One motor racing, prosecutors will...

  2. April 6, 2014

    Ecclestone faces a tricky F1 summer

    Bernie Ecclestone spreads out a diary planner on to a table in his Knightsbridge headquarters and exclaims: “That’s the sort...

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  1. April 6, 2014

    Ecclestone seeks to regain grip on F1

    Bernie Ecclestone has said he would like to regain control of F1 in partnership with leading teams such as Ferrari, even as...

  2. March 27, 2014

    F1 chief Ecclestone dealt costs blow from Constantin lawsuit

    Bernie Ecclestone was dealt a fresh legal blow after he was told he must bear half the £8m-plus costs he incurred while...

  3. March 13, 2014

    F1 season opens with sense of farce

    There is an odd-looking shape to Formula One cars this season. Safety concerns have brought a “nose job” at the front of the...

  4. March 13, 2014

    Cities line up to host F1 Grand Prix

    Despite the fragile global economy, there is no shortage of hosts willing to stump up hundreds of millions to persuade the...

  5. March 13, 2014

    F1 bosses tweak formula to attract viewers

    Formula One is boring. It is too processional. The best car always wins; the driver has little to do with it. These are...

  6. March 13, 2014

    FIA’s Todt supports F1 boss Ecclestone ahead of bribery trial

    Jean Todt, president of F1’s governing body the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, and Bernie Ecclestone, F1...

  7. March 13, 2014

    Time is running out for deal on F1 cost controls

    When F1 teams and the sport’s most senior figures met in Geneva this year they pledged to introduce “healthy and affordable”...

  8. March 13, 2014

    F1 sponsors and supporters drive the shift to sustainability

    Were you to draw up a list of global sports that damage the environment, you would imagine that Formula 1 would come close...

  9. March 11, 2014

    Norway’s oil fund launches attack on F1’s Bernie Ecclestone

    Norway’s oil fund, one of the biggest shareholders in Formula One, sought to deflect growing political pressure to explain...

  10. March 3, 2014

    Bernie Ecclestone prepares for Formula One departure

    Bernie Ecclestone is preparing the ground for his eventual departure from Formula One, saying he will not be able to run it...

  11. February 20, 2014

    Judge clears Ecclestone over Formula One stake valuation

    Bernie Ecclestone won a crucial legal battle in London’s High Court, but the judge in the $140m case said it was “impossible...

  12. February 3, 2014

    John Malone in talks with CVC over F1 stake

    US cable billionaire John Malone has approached the principal shareholder in Formula One about buying a stake in the motor...

  13. January 29, 2014

    Prince of Orange’s abdication poses zest test for Coupe

    Vroom vroom! The announcement that Justin King will step down as chief executive of J Sainsbury after 10 years will rev up...

  14. January 22, 2014

    Bernie Ecclestone ‘forum shopping’ lawsuit thrown out by US court

    Formula One: Timeline on Constantin Medien case Bernie Ecclestone succeeded in removing one of the legal threats hanging...

  15. January 16, 2014

    Ecclestone to stand trial in Germany

    Formula One: Timeline on Constantin Medien case Bernie Ecclestone said on Thursday he remained as much in control of Formula...

  16. January 16, 2014

    Formula One chief Ecclestone set to hear of German court date

    Formula One: Timeline on Constantin Medien case Formula One is expecting German prosecutors to announce formal court...

  17. December 11, 2013

    BayernLB plans to bring civil case against Bernie Ecclestone

    Bernie Ecclestone is facing fresh damages claims of up to $400m in a new civil lawsuit connected to the Formula One bribery...

  18. November 27, 2013

    BayernLB seeks Ecclestone documents

    Formula One: Timeline on Constantin Medien case Bernie Ecclestone could face a new court battle after the German bank at the...

  19. November 22, 2013

    No rest for F1 as teams eye 2014 shake up

    It is hard to get too excited about a Formula One season that has been dominated again by just one driver. Sebastian...

  20. November 19, 2013

    Court case put a brake on F1 float

    CVC hopes much-delayed plans to float its prized Formula One asset will still go ahead, according to Donald Mackenzie, the...

  21. November 18, 2013

    Court told that Ecclestone ‘forgot’ $44m of alleged bribes

    Formula One: Timeline on Constantin Medien case Donald Mackenzie, co-founder of Formula One owner CVC, said he found it...

  22. November 14, 2013

    Former-Ecclestone lieutenant offered £15m by ex-wife, court told

    One of the most loyal lieutenants of Bernie Ecclestone’s family was talked out of plans to flee the UK in the wake of a...

  23. November 11, 2013

    Ecclestone’s ex-wife lent adviser $17m, court told

    Bernie Ecclestone’s ex-wife lent $17m to the legal adviser of her family trust, then took out a court order to recover the...

  24. November 10, 2013

    Ecclestone shows powerful grip on F1

    After Bernie Ecclestone took to the witness stand last Wednesday, his QC told the High Court that the Formula One chief’s...

  25. November 8, 2013

    Bernie Ecclestone denies knowing of loan

    Bernie Ecclestone was accused of repeatedly lying during evidence to the High Court in a $140m damages claim, after the...

  26. November 7, 2013

    Bernie Ecclestone says F1 ‘worth nothing’ without him in charge

    Personal cheques of $10m were made to three Formula One team principals to secure long-term commercial relationships with...

  27. November 6, 2013

    Bernie Ecclestone kept Gribkowsky payment secret from F1 board

    Bernie Ecclestone did not tell the Formula One board about alleged corrupt payments of $44m to a former German banker...

  28. October 31, 2013

    David Ward, presidential contender, directs his fire at FIA’s ‘boys in blazers’

    It is fitting that David Ward has chosen the historic Royal Society of Arts in London as the meeting place to discuss why he...

  29. October 31, 2013

    Technology: Hybrid power fits with F1’s greener agenda

    The new breed of Formula One cars that line up for the start of the 2014 season in Melbourne in March will be very different...

  30. October 31, 2013

    Chase for viewers puts Formula One at crossroads

    The Formula One season has come to resemble a car at the back of the grid: fast-moving but prone to technical problems and...

  31. October 31, 2013

    Mexico: Funds race revs up for F1 2014 start

    Mexico City has never been closer to returning to the Formula One calendar since it held its last Grand Prix more than two...

  32. October 30, 2013

    F1 sale weakened chief Bernie Ecclestone’s position, court told

    The sale of Formula One to private equity group CVC weakened rather than strengthened Bernie Ecclestone’s position within...

  33. October 29, 2013

    Bernie Ecclestone accused of ‘corrupt bargain’ in sale of F1

    Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone was accused in the High Court on Tuesday of entering into a “corrupt bargain”...

  34. October 28, 2013

    Swiss launch criminal probe into F1 bribery scandal

    Swiss prosecutors have begun a criminal investigation into the Formula One bribery scandal, potentially opening another...

  35. October 27, 2013

    Bernie Ecclestone back in legal spotlight

    Bernie Ecclestone is set to return to the witness box, this time in a civil lawsuit starting in London on Tuesday that will...

  36. October 11, 2013

    Request to delay Ecclestone’s UK civil trial rejected

    An attempt to delay the start of a high-profile civil trial centring around Bernie Ecclestone and the sale of F1 has been...

  37. September 20, 2013

    Management of F1 faces big change

    The tectonic plates of Formula One move slowly. Control of the commercial side of the sport has rested with Bernie...

  38. September 20, 2013

    German court delays Bernie Ecclestone’s trial decision

    A decision by a Munich court on whether to bring Bernie Ecclestone to trial on bribery charges has been delayed until next...

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