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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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    Report: Ecclestone says he will 'do everything' to save 'Ring
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    The idea of a world without the Nürburgring seems unconscionable. Not only has it provided generations of exciting races, but it has become the measuring stick for performance credibility. While 'Ring times aren't 'official' we still pay close attention to them. Cadillac even uses those ...

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    Report: Ecclestone says New Jersey F1 "definitely" not going to happen in 2013
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    Six months ago, we were going to have two Formula One grands prix in America in 2013 – the Austin round at the Circuit of the Americas track and the Grand Prix of America on the streets of New Jersey. Then, three months ago, F1 impresario Bernie Ecclestone told BBC Sport that the event ...

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    Report: Ecclestone may face 10-year sentence over F1 bribery charges
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    Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone should expect Germany to file charges against the executive over his alleged bribery of former banker Gerhard Gribkowsky. That's according to Autoweek, which notes Gribkowsky oversaw the sale of BayernLB's stake in the racing series back in 2006 to CVC Capital ...

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    Report: Bernie Ecclestone facing legal scuffle after ex-banker admits accepting bribes
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    The BBC reports a former banker has testified to receiving $44 million in bribes from Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone. Gerhard Gribkowsky, the former deputy chief of regional bank Bayern Landesbank, testified in exchanged for a reduced sentence in the case against him. Gribkowsky faced up to 15 ...

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    Report: Ecclestone delays F1 IPO amidst market upheaval
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    Don't expect to see a Formula One IPO until later this year at the earliest. F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone says his company is delaying a public offering due to an uncertain market. The motorsports organization has been working toward a $3 billion IPO in Singapore that was originally scheduled to go ...

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    Motorsports: Yellow-Flagged: Formula One's French Grand Prix and IPO potentially on hold
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    It is exceptionally rare for Bernie Ecclestone to be shown the yellow flag when it comes to his Formula One business dealings, but that's what happened with two of his projects. A month ago, Ecclestone agreed to terms with France's sports minister David Douillet to reinstate the French Grand Prix ...

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    Report: Ecclestone mulling tennis-style Grand Slam races for F1
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    Ever get the feeling that not every grand prix on the Formula One calendar should be worth as much as every other? Aside from the bragging points that go with winning a race like, say, the Monaco Grand Prix, maybe the most prominent races should be worth more championship points, too? So says ...

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    Breaking: Anonymous hacks official F1 website ahead of Bahrain GP
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    The group of hackers known as Anonymous issued a press release last night announcing their intent to hack and take down the official website for Formula One at formulaone.com for the duration of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Their reason? To protest the increasingly violent crackdown on the people of ...

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    Report: CVC gearing up to sell 20% of Formula One with $2B Singapore IPO
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    Formula One has many homes: the Formula One Management company that controls its commercial aspects is based in London, the FIA that governs its sporting aspects is based in Paris, and you'd certainly have a point to make if you asserted its spiritual home was in Monaco. But none of these places ...

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    Report: Demonstrations in Bahrain take fatal turn, spur F1 protests *UPDATE
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    Protesters in Bahrain continue to push for democratic reforms in the country, and police have stepped up a brutal crackdown ahead of the upcoming Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix. Last year, unrest forced F1 to cancel the race, but Bernie Ecclestone, president and CEO of the series, has said that ...

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    Report: Mercedes ponders exiting F1 racing over commercial deal
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    Formula One may, to outsiders, seem like a monolith, but it is in fact a gathering of rather disparate parties. There's the FIA which governs the series from a sporting standpoint, there's the collective of teams competing in the series, and Formula One Management, the company that holds the ...

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    Report: Ecclestone estimates Formula One IPO at $10B, hires Goldman Sachs to investigate
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    Formula One may be headed toward an initial public offering worth a staggering $10 billion, according to Bloomberg. CVC Capital Partners Ltd., the majority owner of the Formula One Group, has hired Goldman Sachs Group to look into the motorsports empire's value. The deal would involve selling a ...

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    Report: Last-minute deal saves 2012 United States Grand Prix in Austin
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    Everything is bigger in Texas. So it's appropriate that the hubbub surrounding the imminent return of the United States Grand Prix to the Lonestar State should come down to a big last-minute deal. As you may recall, Formula One was set to come to Austin next year at a new track complex currently ...

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    Report: Ecclestone casts doubts on Austin F1 race in 2012
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    After a five-year absence, the United States is set to gain two Formula One races within the next two years: one in Austin, Texas, and another in New Jersey. But recent comments vocalized by F1's ever-outspoken commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone have cast doubt on the former. Speaking at this ...

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    Report: Bribery scandal leaves F1's commercial future in jeopardy
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    Bernie Ecclestone has controlled the commercial rights to Formula One for so long it seems like he always has and always will. But that's not exactly the full story. While Ecclestone was the first to negotiate for control over the sport's commercial aspects – namely its television ...

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    Report: F1's Ecclestone to face $50M bribery charges?
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    Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone may find himself in legal trouble in Germany over allegations that he bribed a bank official $50 million. According to Yahoo Sports' European arm, prosecutors are currently gathering evidence against the F1 honcho. The would-be charges center around the deal ...

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