Ecclestone helped Sebastian Vettel seal Aston Martin move | F1 News by PlanetF1

Sebastian Vettel says former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone did play a role in the negotiations over his move to Aston Martin. Despite a podium finish at the Turkish Grand Prix, 2020 has been a dismal final year for Vettel at Ferrari with the four-time World Champion finding himself all the

Bernie Ecclestone 'didn't know' he'd lost his F1 position

Bernie Ecclestone only found out this week that his position as honorary emeritus expired back in January. Selling Formula 1 to Liberty Media in a deal that was wrapped up in January 2017, Ecclestone was handed a role of chairman emeritus. That, though, expired in January this year. Releasing a

Ecclestone 'Golden age for driver salaries is over'

Bernie Ecclestone believes the days of any driver on the grid having a mega millions €50m salary are “over”. This season Lewis Hamilton is once again the top paid Formula 1 driver with an estimated €48m while Sebastian Vettel is earning €42m from Ferrari. They are in a league of

Ecclestone 'Golden age for driver salaries is over'

Bernie Ecclestone believes the days of any driver on the grid having a mega millions €50m salary are “over”. This season Lewis Hamilton is once again the top paid Formula 1 driver with an estimated €48m while Sebastian Vettel is earning €42m from Ferrari. They are in a league of

Bernie Ecclestone, Toto Wolff, Susie and the Rolex

Bernie Ecclestone reckons Susie Wolff owes him a Rolex after conning him out of the one her husband, Toto, gave him. Back in 2013 Toto took up the reigns at Mercedes, swapping his allegiance from Williams to Mercedes. Former F1 team boss Colin Kolles was expecting to benefit from the

Bernie Ecclestone hint Renault's a good fit for Sebastian Vettel

If Sebastian Vettel wants to stay in Formula 1 next season, he should do so with a team “under construction” says Bernie Ecclestone. Vettel and Ferrari announced earlier this week that the 2020 championship would be the German’s final year with Ferrari. After five years without a World title together,

Bernie Ecclestone would have 'buried' Formula E

Former F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said he would have “buried” Formula E if they tried to compete with Formula 1 when he was in charge. The all-electric series was launched back in 2014 and since then has grown in popularity – the current grid includes a host of former F1

Bernie Ecclestone says Ferrari would "bury" Lewis Hamilton

Bernie Ecclestone believes that Lewis Hamilton wouldn’t survive if he joined Ferrari, given their love for Charles Leclerc. The 89-year-old has already encouraged Sebastian Vettel to leave the team that he believes is now Leclerc’s, and, speaking to Autocar, he’s reiterated those claims. “Has he gone off a little bit

Ecclestone questions whether Liberty would bankroll races

Ex-Formula 1 boss, Bernie Ecclestone, has said current owners Liberty Media have a dilemma on their hands getting promoters to agree to new race dates. A record-breaking 22 race calendar was on the agenda for 2020, but the Coronavirus pandemic has caused major disruption with the first eight races of