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    MPC Kremlinology back in style as rebels break ranks

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  2. August 8, 2014

    End of Bernie Ecclestone trial shifts focus back to future of F1

    Bernie Ecclestone this week emerged from a Munich courtroom $100m poorer but a free man. The 83-year-old billionaire from...

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  1. August 8, 2014

    A tawdry trade that tarnishes German justice

    Iactually find this capitalist system good,” the Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone told Germany’s Bild newspaper...

  2. August 6, 2014

    Bernie Ecclestone is a chancer who has earned a final chance

    Bernie Ecclestone, the 83-year-old supremo of Formula One, this week brought his empire-threatening bribery trial to an end...

  3. August 5, 2014

    Ecclestone to walk free after $100m bribery case settlement

    Bernie Ecclestone walked free from a German court after a judge accepted a record $100m offer to settle charges of bribery...

  4. July 29, 2014

    Ecclestone in talks to settle German bribery case

    Bernie Ecclestone’s lawyers are in settlement talks with Munich criminal prosecutors in an attempt to have the bribery case...

  5. July 17, 2014

    CVC to extract further $360m from Formula One

    CVC Capital Partners will extract a further $360m from Formula One under the terms of a debt refinancing deal that will...

  6. July 11, 2014

    David Cameron clears way for motor races on public roads

    Formula One and other motorsports events could be held on public roads after David Cameron announced plans to change the law...

  7. May 13, 2014

    Former banker tells court of Formula One chief’s $80m offer

    Bernie Ecclestone originally offered a German banker $80m to facilitate the sale of a 47 per cent stake in Formula One to...

  8. May 9, 2014

    Ecclestone told banker: ‘I will take care of you’, court hears

    Bernie Ecclestone promised a German banker: “I will take care of you”, in the run-up to the sale of the bank’s Formula One...

  9. April 24, 2014

    Ecclestone starts defence against bribery charges

    Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone defended himself in court in Munich on Thursday against charges of bribery, on the...

  10. FT Photo Diary

    April 24, 2014

    Ecclestone in Court

    Michaela Rehle/AFP Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is flanked by his lawyers as he arrives at court in Munich,...

  11. April 23, 2014

    Bernie Ecclestone’s trial to open in Munich

    Bernie Ecclestone steps into the dock on Thursday in Munich for the start of the Formula One chief executive’s trial on...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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”...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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