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    Ecclestone wants independent F1 rule-maker, Mansell a spec chassis
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    Bernie Ecclestone has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind. The latest big idea from F1's commercial chief? Appointing an independent body to formulate the regulations that govern Formula One. Currently, the FIA makes the rules with considerable input from the constructors through ...

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    Will Schumacher re-retire at season's end? Ecclestone, Stewart think so
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    Michael Schumacher's triumphant comeback has been anything but. The seven-time world champion has been consistently outpaced by his junior team-mate Nico Rosberg, who most recently scored a podium finish at this past weekend's British Grand Prix while Schumi could manage no better than ninth. The ...

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    How much will the United States Grand Prix cost Texan taxpayers?
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    Love it or hate it, the Formula One circus is heading to Austin, Texas. The reinstated United States Grand Prix is set to take place in the Lone Star capital city starting in 2012 and the annual event will surely infuse an added boost of tourism revenue into the Austin area. But just how much ...

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    ESPN Columnist: U.S. Grand Prix in Austin has a lot of hurdles
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    There has been no shortage of entrepreneurs over the last couple of decades hoping to play host to a Formula One race. But as many of them have discovered, hopping into bed with Bernie Ecclestone is a surefire way to prove Roger Penske's motorsports maxim: "The quickest way to make a small ...

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    Monticello Motor Club to host U.S. F1 race? Perhaps...
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    Formula One impresario Bernie Eccelstone wants to bring his series back to the United States, but he's apparently not keen on returning to Indy, site of the U.S. Grand Prix from 2000-2007. Instead, he hopes to stage the race in a big media market like New York City. While the idea of an F1 ...

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    Tony George reportedly on board for new US Grand Prix, but not necessarily at Indy
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    If you can't bring America to Formula One, then they'll bring Formula One back to America. So while the USF1 effort may have tanked, reports are mounting over the return of the United States Grand Prix to the F1 calendar. In the absence of the American round of the world championship, companies ...

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    Ecclestone reportedly working on bringing U.S. Grand Prix to New York
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    While the New York Auto Show is under way at the Javitz Center, on the opposite side of the globe the Big Apple came up in an entirely different context. Speaking with Italy's sports journal La Gazzetta dello Sport during this past weekend's Australian Grand Prix, Formula One supremo Bernie ...

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    U.S. Grand Prix to return to Indy?
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    During the Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone was quoted as saying that a return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was under consideration. Not so fast, say spokesmen for the speedway, who say that while the facility is interested in bringing the U.S. Grand ...

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    Bernie Ecclestone and Genii Capital looking for another carmaker to buy?
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    With his stranglehold on Formula One's commercial rights firmly in place, Bernie Ecclestone is more accustomed to taking money than spending it. But after selling his prized classic car collection a couple of years ago, the F1 supremo teamed up with Luxembourg-based Genii Capital in a bid to take ...

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    BREAKING: GM reaches agreement to sell Saab to Spyker!
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    What a long, strange trip it's been. Every thriller must have an endgame, although whether the guy gets the girl in the end or just plain "gets it" is often in doubt right until the final frame. This afternoon, after a most improbable and tortured saga, General Motors has finally agreed to sell ...

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    Report: Spyker last bidder GM considering for Saab... or is it?
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    To paraphrase the once great weekend update anchor Chevy Chase, "Generalissimo Saab is still dead" and appears likely to stay that way. Bloomberg reports that Spyker is the last bidder standing to pick up the Swedish brand from General Motors, although Genii Capital and partner Bernie Eccelstone ...

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    Bahrain or Bust: Ecclestone doubts all four new F1 teams will make it
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    Following the culmination of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship, slots were granted to four new teams for the upcoming season. They were all ecstatic about the prospect of dicing it with the likes of McLaren and Ferrari, but not all of them are guaranteed to make it when the flag waves ...

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    Update: Bernie Ecclestone tied to late-breaking Genii Capital bid for Saab
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    Bernie Ecclestone, the long-time Formula One impresario, has confirmed to Bloomberg that he plans to make a play to buy Saab from General Motors. The pitch is evidently part of the bid by Genii Capital that we told you about earlier today. Genii's last-minute pitch may have been the reason why GM ...

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    VIDEO: USF1 joins the Interwebz
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    The makings of USF1 -- Click above to watch video
    Last week, Formula One's commercial overseer Bernie Ecclestone said he didn't think USF1 was going to line up for the first race of 2010. To quote the man, "I think the people we expected to perform will and those that we thought wouldn't, won't." ...

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    Canadian GP back on F1 calendar through 2014
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    It's official, Formula 1 and Montreal are in love again. Bernie Ecclestone's supersonic price increases in 2008 drove the Canadian venue (and North America entirely) off the map in 2009. It was the first time in three decades that the F1 club didn't visit Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, and by the end ...

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    In Bad Taste: Ecclestone calls Senna's death "good for F1"
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    Believe it or not, nobody has put a muzzle on Bernie Ecclestone yet. After having publicly praised the likes of Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein, the Formula One chief has made headlines once again by characterizing the death of Ayrton Senna as "good for F1." Clarifying his comments, Ecclestone ...

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    REPORT: Bernie wants F1 in NYC, 0-60 already has the plans
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    Formula One impresario Bernie Ecclestone has made no secret of his desire to see his series make a stop in the Big Apple – Manhattan, in point of fact. To that end, our friends at 0-60 thought they'd help him out by drawing up a suggested courses – in fact, in an oddly prescient move, ...

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    REPORT: Suzuka secures future of Japanese Grand Prix for three years
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    At the risk of sounding like the end of a cheesy kung-fu movie, the future of the Japanese Grand Prix is safe...for now. After Toyota confirmed it could no longer host the race at its Fuji Speedway, Honda has reportedly stepped up to secure a new deal with Bernie Ecclestone to hold the race at ...

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    REPORT: Ecclestone cuts rates to bring Grand Prix back to Montreal
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    This year was the first in Formula One history that had absolutely no presence in North America. But that could change for next year if the latest reports from Canada are any indication, as insiders suggest that a new deal between race organizers and government officials on the one hand and Bernie ...

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    REPORT: Ecclestone backing breakaway GP1 series?
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    Bernie Ecclestone didn't get to be a billionaire by waiting for things to come his way. With the threat of a breakaway series seemingly very real once again, the man credited with making Formula 1 what it today is has apparently decided to make sure he is on it. F1 Live reports that last month, ...

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