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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. March 13, 2015

      F1 needs a dash of excitement

      Lewis Hamilton, Formula One’s reigning world champion, is hoping not to have it all his own way this season as he sets off...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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,...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. October 30, 2014

      F1 finally joins the online conversation

      Formula One’s multibillion-dollar business model has been built on mass market, free-to-air television. Since 1978, Bernie...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. October 24, 2014

      Ecclestone backs Caterham F1 sale

      Bernie Ecclestone has thrown his weight behind a sale of the Caterham Formula One team, after the motor racing group...

    17. August 20, 2014

      MPC Kremlinology back in style as rebels break ranks

      Catch the news about the Monetary Policy Committee out of the corner of your eye, and you’d be mistaken for thinking...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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”...

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