Articles tagged Bernie Ecclestone

Page 34, April 2014

Talk about a revolution

The future of Formula 1 has never been more uncertain. Here, Motor Sport presents its vision of how Grand Prix racing can be reborn. It’s radical – but echoes of the past are clear Greed has damaged Formula 1, turned it from a vibrant, vivid, alive, unsettled and exciting environment, where anything might happen, into a predictable, codified template of commercial success, where everything is...

Page 57, November 1978

National Racing Review

It has been a year of development, controversy and near-peak excitement, rather than a season of out-and-out classic motor racing on the national club scene. On the whole grids have been full - in the majority of cases near to over-flowing - and competition has been keen and fierce. It is, perhaps, a sign of the slightly easier times in which we live that there appears to have been no dire...

Page 31, November 1978

The Formula One Scene

The 1978 season was proving to be a jolly good one until about midway when it all started to go wrong. It had opened with a most interesting collection of variables that were going to prove or disprove themselves as the year went on. World Champion Niki Lauda had left Ferrari and joined the Alfa Romeo powered Brabham team under Bernie Ecclestone, Ferrari had forsaken Goodyear and was contracted...

Page 40, August 1981

The French Grand Prix

Inconclusive Dijon-Prenois, July 5th The most important aspect of the 1981 French Grand Prix was that it saw the return of the Goodyear Tyre Company to Formula One. It will be recalled that they withdrew entirely last winter during the fracas between Bernie Ecclestone and the Formula One constructors and officialdom. Thanks to the support of Michelin, who agreed to supply everyone with tyres...

Page 102, December 2014

The moneyman with soul

John Hogan has worked out of the limelight during his 40 years in Formula 1. But as the sponsor man from Marlboro, he wielded great power within the sport he loved Writer: Damien Smith, Photographer: Howard Simmons Recognise this guy? It would be quite understandable if you didn’t. Yet for the best part of 30 years, he was considered one of the most powerful and influential figures in the Formula...

Page 90, December 2014

Lunch with... Alastair Caldwell

He rose from cleaner to team manager at McLaren, walked out on Bernie Ecclestone and then found a way to fund a passion for fine cars Writer: Simon Taylor | Photographer: James Mitchell Spending a day or even an hour with Alastair Caldwell, listening to his fund of stories about Formula 1 from the inside 40 or more years ago, is an unforgettable experience. As a callow, penniless 24-year-old,...

Page 78, December 2014

"Going up the mountain was fantastic, but going back down was not so good..."

His track record spoke volumes for his potential and there were many who placed great faith in Stefano Modena, a young Italian who preferred to eschew the spotlight. When he reached Formula 1, however, his career momentum simply petered out… Writer: Rob Widdows Aspiring to sing at La Scala is one dream, but others would prefer to score for Juventus. Some think only of designing the perfect suit....

Page 88, June 1979

Reflections in an icy blast

There were several winds blowing across the Jarama Autodrome, some of them winds of change, some were winds of discontent and some were mingled with an air of apprehension. The all-pervading wind was the one coming from the snow-covered mountains to the north of the circuit. Situated as it is in a once arid plain, but now growing houses at an alarming rate, there is nothing to break the wind as...

Page 66, March 1979

The Brazilian Grand Prix

Ligiers in formation Sao Paulo, February 4th Two weeks after the Grand Prix season opened at Buenos Aires, the Formula One teams moved north to the spectacular 4.946-mile Interlagos circuit at Sao Paulo to where the Brazilian Grand Prix returned this year after being held at Rio-de-Janeiro for the first time in 1978. For the motor racing enthusiast there is no comparison between the two...

Page 19, November 2014

Nigel Roebuck

A sense of perspective The Ferrari conundrum Farewell to a friend Back in 1964 three British drivers – Jim Clark, Graham Hill, John Surtees – went to the final Grand Prix, in Mexico, to settle the world championship. In the end the title went to Surtees, after Clark’s Lotus had led all the way until its engine seized on the last lap, and Hill’s BRM had been delayed by a coming-together with...

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