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    Report: Nürburgring about to be bought by American investor group
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    Roughly 18 months after going bankrupt, being put up for sale (which prompted rumors that Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone would buy it), the Nürburgring is finally very close to having a new owner. While the final contracts reportedly aren't signed yet, German business magazine ...

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    Report: Embattled Ecclestone no longer trying to buy Nürburgring
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    The nearly year-long process to sell the Nürburgring has reportedly entered its final phases, with the historic track's liquidators closing bids on the track on February 17, according to the Rhein Zeitung newspaper. Interestingly, Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is rumored not to be among ...

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    Report: Bernie Ecclestone steps down from board of F1, will face bribery trial in Germany
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    Bernie Ecclestone has officially stepped down from his position on the board of directors of the Formula One empire, following an announcement that he faces a trial in a German court for bribery. According to a report from Autoweek, Ecclestone will retain his day-to-day responsibilities within ...

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    Official: Buy this million-dollar F1 book and play Bernie for the year
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    To say that Opus makes books is like saying Bugatti makes cars. Sure, it's true, in the strictest literal sense, but it hardly does it justice. Opus makes tomes, high-end luxury albums in tribute to icons of sport and culture. Its past editions have focused on sports franchises like Arsenal, the ...

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    Report: F1's Ecclestone allegedly paid team owners $10M bribes to pass Concord Agreement
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    It's come out that Bernie Ecclestone, the chief executive of Formula One, paid three team principals - Eddie Jordan, Alain Prost and the late Tom Walkinshaw - $10 million each to sign the 1998 Concorde Agreement. Concorde being a commercial rights agreement that governs the split of monies ...

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    Video: F1 documentary trailer hits iTunes, onDemand hard on heels of Rush
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    The Formula One documentary 1 was first shown in Austin last year in advance of the inaugural US Grand Prix. Speaking to more F1 personalities than have ever been put in one film together, from John Surtees, Jackie Stewart and Jacky Ickx to Sebastian Vettel, Max Mosley and Martin Brundle, and ...

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    Report: Ecclestone says 2014 Grand Prix of America is dead
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    The United States of America will not be getting a second Formula One race next year. The troubled Grand Prix of America, which was slated to run on a street circuit on the shores of the Hudson river and in the shadow of the New York City skyline has been shelved, following the failure of the ...

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    Report: Indian Grand Prix in jeopardy?
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    BBC Sport is reporting that Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One boss and indicted briber, has said the Indian Grand Prix will "probably not" happen in 2014. The race, which takes place at the purpose-built Buddh International Circuit, is in danger due to a combination of reasons, including ...

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    Report: F1 Supremo Ecclestone indicted on bribery charges
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    Bernie Ecclestone, the elderly head of Formula One, has been indicted by German courts on charges of bribery. This follows reports that had the UK citizen in trouble over payments to Gerhard Gribkowsky, a former German banker with Bayern Landesbank. Gribkowsky, who will be resting comfortably in ...

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    Report: F1 boss Ecclestone staring down bribery charges
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    Controversial Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is facing bribery charges from German prosecutors. The long-rumored indictments stem from the 2006 sale of the racing series from Germany's Bayern LB bank to CVC Capital partners. The charge could result in Ecclestone facing jail time and losing ...

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    Report: Tamara Ecclestone's Lamborghini has gone missing
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    A Lamborghini Aventador owned by socialite Tamara Ecclestone has disappeared from a garage in London where it was being serviced. The daughter of billionaire Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone reportedly purchased the car a couple of years ago from a dealer named Ziad Shawadi when she was dating ...

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    Report: Ecclestone wonders if F1's upcoming turbo V6s should get augmented sound [w/videos]
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    While every team on the Formula One grid is worried about making a good showing in this year's championship at the same time as they develop a brand-new car for next year's championship, Bernie Ecclestone and F1 circuit promoters have a different concern: how next year's cars will sound. The ...

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    Motorsports: Victoria's Secret No More: Price of Aussie F1 race leaks out [w/video]
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    How much does it cost for a city to host the Formula One circus? Well, considering how clandestine are the dealings of F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, we may never fully know. But, thanks to some leaked information to Australia's Herald Sun, we do now have a pretty good indication of what that city ...

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    Report: F1 has too many teams, says Ecclestone
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    Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone says the sport has too many teams. HRT, a Spanish race organization, has dropped off the official 2013 entry list, cutting the number of participants from 12 teams to 11. While speaking to Reuters, Ecclestone said he never wanted 12 teams and that he would prefer ...

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    Followup: Ferrari's Montezemolo slams Ecclestone over Vettel overtake investigation
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    Sebastion Vettel recently celebrated his third Formula One title by driving his Red Bull Racing car through the streets of Graz, Austria, but Ferrari is still caught up in the controversy it stirred up by asserting that Vettel made an illegal pass under yellow at the Brazilian Grand Prix. After ...

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    Report: Ecclestone seeking many more US races for F1?
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    Bernie Ecclestone is reportedly interested in adding more American Formula One races to the sport's schedule. The CEO was quoted as saying "America is about as big as Europe. So we should have the same number of races [in each]." Since next season will see a total of seven events on European ...

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    Report: NBC replaces Speed as sole broadcaster of F1 races in the US
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    It is now official, coverage of Formula 1 in the US will now be seen on either NBC or NBC Sports Network, as Speed will conclude its 17-year run with Formula One at the end of this season. In a report from Autosport, we read that NBC Sports Group has signed on to bring American viewers F1 for the ...

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    Report: Ecclestone pushing to dump Formula 1 turbo V6 plans
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    Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is unhappy with his series' proposed engine change. SPEED is reporting that Ecclestone believes the introduction of the turbocharged V6 mill should be postponed or even dropped altogether. While one may think the leading concern for the Ecclestone are the ...

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    Report: Ecclestone claims contract torn up for Grand Prix of America
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    Another day, another drama with Bernie Ecclestone at the center. This time, it appears that the the Formula One CEO and the series' top brass have "torn up" the contract for New Jersey's Grand Prix of America. In a new report from The Guardian, Ecclestone claims that the race's organizers have ...

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    Report: Ecclestone may buy Nürburgring outright
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    Bernie Ecclestone was apparently quite serious when he said he would "do everything" to save the troubled Nürburgring. In fact, according to a new report from Bloomberg Businessweek, the megalomaniacal Formula One boss might just buy the track outright. That'd certainly be a quick answer to ...

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