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Bernie Ecclestone

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Full Name: Bernard Charles Ecclestone
Born: 28 October 1930

British businessman most commonly known as the former CEO of the Formula One Group.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Automotive Industries page on 1 September 2019, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Bernard Charles Ecclestone is a British business magnate. He is the former 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 previous ultimate parent company of the Formula One Group. As such, he was commonly described in journalism as 'F1 Supremo'.

Ecclestone entered two Grand Prix races as a driver, during the 1958 season, but failed to qualify for either of them. Later he became manager of drivers Stuart Lewis-Evans and Jochen Rindt. In 1972, he bought the Brabham team, which he ran for fifteen years. As a team owner he became a member of the Formula One Constructors Association. His control of the sport, which grew from his pioneering the sale of television rights in the late 1970s, was chiefly financial, but under the terms of the Concorde Agreement he and his companies also managed the administration, setup and logistics of each Formula One Grand Prix, making him one of the richest men in the United Kingdom. On 23 January 2017, it was announced that Ecclestone had been replaced by Chase Carey as chief executive of the Formula One Group, though he has been appointed as chairman emeritus and will act as an adviser to the board.

Ecclestone and business partner Flavio Briatore also owned the English football club Queens Park Rangers between 2007 and 2011.


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
6 December 2004Ecclestone May Lose Control of Formula One RacingVOA Sports
19 October 2005Bernie Ecclestones Saisonfazit Wikinews
25 November 2005Formula 1 CVC Capital Partners acquisisce il controllo della SlEc 2005 Wikinotizie
1 August 2007Formula One Supremo Wants Spying Row StoppedAnthony Fontanelle
26 September 2010Formula One Chief Uncertain About Korean Grand PrixVOA Breaking News
26 November 2010Bernie Ecclestone attacked outside London headquarters; no arrests madeWikinews
26 November 2010F-1 Boss Injured in London RobberyVOA Breaking News
23 February 2011Ecclestone Waives Bahrain Formula One FeesVOA Breaking News
6 November 2013Bernie Ecclestone fails to get through a door (now in a Benny Hill Style) Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
14 November 2014Bernie Ecclestone - F1 Is For Pensioners, Not Youngsters Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
1 August 2016Mother-in-Law of F1 CEO Released After Being Kidnapped for 10 DaysVOA News


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