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Bernie Ecclestone


About Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone (born 28 October 1930 near Bungay, Suffolk, England) is the president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration and owns a stake in Alpha Prema, the parent company of the Formula One Group of companies. As such, he is generally considered the primary authority in Formula One racing.

Personal Biography

Bernie is married to Slavica Ecclestone, a former model. In November 2008, the two have split and a divorce settlement is on way. The couple has two daughters.

2012

Bernie Ecclestone said that Formula One has too many teams. On 13 December 2012, Ecclestone said that he would prefer 10 teams in Formula One rather than 11 teams and 22 cars on the starting grid. Having 10 teams is easier to handle, for the promoters and transport, he said.

Bernie Ecclestone in News

Tamara Ecclestone steps out au-naturel for work out session
Tamara Ecclestone recently ventured out wearing almost no make-up, while heading to a Pilates class in central London.

Melanie Sykes parties with Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button sans toyboy
Melanie Sykes left her boyfriend Jack Cockings at home, while she partied with Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in London.

Hamilton offers help to create 'sensational' London Grand Prix in case it materializes
McLaren ace driver Lewis Hamilton has expressed keenness to help out organizers in conducting a London Grand Prix, which would be sensational according to the former champion.

Tamara Ecclestone's hair flies all over the place while out for b'day meal
Tamara Ecclestone had difficulty managing her hair, when she stepped out for a 28th birthday meal on a windy day.

F1 boss Ecclestone may face bribery charges following German banker's jail sentence
Bernie Ecclestone is in line to be charged by German authorities after a banker, Gerhard Gribkowsky, was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison for accepting bribes from the Formula One chief.

Ecclestone ready to splurge over £35m to stage London Grand Prix
Formula one supremo Bernie Ecclestone has said he is prepared to pay over 35 million pounds to stage a Grand Prix in London.

Tamara Ecclestone manages to change outfits as she heads to 3 parties
Tamara Ecclestone seemed to have had a very busy evening on Wednesday as she headed to three different parties in London.

Tamara Ecclestone strips down to bikini for whale charity bracelet launch
Tamara Ecclestone, who is known for showing off her figure on yachts and beaches in some of the world's top holiday spots, has stripped down to a bikini to promote a charity bracelet.

Plan to hold F1 race 'in and around' London Olympic Stadium being considered
Plan to organise a London Formula One Grand Prix on a track running in and around the Olympic Stadium is under contemplation as the plan is one of the bids accepted by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDO) earlier this year for London 2012's showpiece arena.

F1 chief Ecclestone denies 28 m pounds 'bribe' allegations by German banker
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has vehemently denied accusations of paying bribes of over 28 million pounds to a German banker for the Formula One sale in 2006.

Ferrari believes Alonso and Vettel could 'co-exist' as team-mates
Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali believes Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel could co-exist as team-mates without any problems.

German banker admits taking 'bribe' from Ecclestone for 2006 sale of F1
A German banker has admitted in court that he took bribes from F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone in exchange for selling the motor racing group to private equity firm CVC in 2006.

Tamara Ecclestone sparks engagement rumours with sparkler
Tamara Ecclestone, who has been vocal about her wish to marry boyfriend of two years Omar Khyami, sparked engagement rumours after she stepped out with a large diamond ring, on Sunday night.

Tamara Ecclestone seeks suitor for mum Slavica
Tamara Ecclestone has revealed that she is trying to find a boyfriend for her mother, Slavica.

'Dressed down' Tamara manages to draw attention with Hermes bag and new sports car
Tamara Ecclestone, who is famous for parading around in tiny dresses, can't help showing off her vast wealth even when she's dressed down.

Tamara Ecclestone imitates copy cat Kim Kardashian by wearing same mini dress
Tamara Ecclestone proved on Thursday night that she is a little bit off the pace when it comes to original fashion ideas by attending a fundraiser for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research in a mini dress that has already been worn by many celebrities.

Bernie and son-in-law in charity bidding war
Bernie Ecclestone and his daughter Petra's husband James Stunt started a bidding war for a diamond necklace at a charity auction in Monaco last week.

Tamara Ecclestone not attending dad Bernie's wedding
Tamara Ecclestone has said that she has no intention of attending her billionaire father Bernie Ecclestone's marriage to his girlfriend Fabiana Flosi.

Tamara Ecclestone kisses father Bernie's fiancee on cheek
Tamara and Petra Ecclestone had not been on speaking terms with their father's girlfriend Fabiana Flosi, when he became engaged to her earlier this month.

Now, F1 pushes back $10bn flotation following 'Facebook effect' stock market turmoil
Formula 1's 10 billion dollar flotation on the Singapore stock market is set to be pushed back until later this year due to volatility in the world's stock markets.

Ecclestone admits to paying 27m pounds to German banker Gribkowsky
Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has admitted paying 27 million pounds to German investment banker Gerhard Gribkowsky, but rebuffed reports that it was a bribe.

Billionaire heiresses Petra and Ekaterina own most expensive houses in US
Billionaire heiresses Petra Ecclestone and Ekaterina Rybolovleva have both purchased homes in the U.S. worth over 80 million dollars.

Tamara Ecclestone sports Scouse brow look at sister's 23rd birthday
Tamara Ecclestone sported thicker and darker eyebrows than usual for her sister Petra's 23rd birthday at the Michelin-starred restaurant Kai in Mayfair, London.

Ecclestone's 'payments' in F1 sale deemed 'bribes' by judge
A British high court judge has said that multi-million pound payments made by British Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone relating to the sale of the sports in 2005 amounted to being a bribe.

Bernie Ecclestone tried to put daughter Tamara off reality show
Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that he had warned his daughter, Tamara that her new three-part reality show, 'Billion $$ Girl', would portray her as a spoilt rich girl but she ignored his advice.

Tamara Ecclestone insists her shoe and handbag collection are shrewd investments
Tamara Ecclestone insists that her handbag collection and designer shoes are frightfully canny investments.

Hamilton's management switch is a disaster: Ecclestone
Formula one chief Bernie Ecclestone has branded Lewis Hamilton's management switch a "disaster".

Bernie Ecclestone worried daughters spending off their kids' inheritance
Billionaire Bernie Ecclestone has expressed his exasperation at his daughter's spending habits, saying that they are squandering away the money he kept aside for their future children.

Billionaire Bernie leaves in car with expired tax disc after romantic date
Formula One boss, Bernie Ecclestone was spotted leaving an Italian eatery in a car with an expired tax disc after sharing a romantic dinner with Brazilian Fabiana Flosi.

Tamara Ecclestone calls in police after 'blackmail letter' from extortionist
Tamara Ecclestone is said to have called in police as she was "horrified" after receiving threats to reveal details about her personal life.

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