Tamara Ecclestone talks breastfeeding, living in a 57-room mansion

Tamara Ecclestone talks breastfeeding, living in a 57-room mansion

LONDON, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Tamara Ecclestone opened up about her £70 million house, her five-month-old daughter and married life while interviewing for the Times Magazine.
Veronica Linares
F1's Ecclestone agrees to pay fee, bribery trial ends

F1's Ecclestone agrees to pay fee, bribery trial ends

MUNICH, Germany, Aug. 5 (UPI) --Bernie Ecclestone, leader of the Formula 1 racing series, agreed to end his Munich, Germany, bribery trial Tuesday by paying a $100 million fee.
Ed Adamczyk
Benedict Cumberbatch interviews Malaysian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton [VIDEO]

Benedict Cumberbatch interviews Malaysian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton [VIDEO]

March 30 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton won the race with a 17.3-second lead over Nico Rosberg.
Kate Stanton
Tamara Ecclestone gives birth to first daughter, Sophia

Tamara Ecclestone gives birth to first daughter, Sophia

March 19 (UPI) -- Tamara Ecclestone welcomed her first daughter with husband Jay Rutland on Tuesday.
Veronica Linares
Tamara Ecclestone loses Lamborghini in case against ex-boyfriend

Tamara Ecclestone loses Lamborghini in case against ex-boyfriend

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- British-Croatian socialite Tamara Ecclestone lost a case against her ex-boyfriend, Omar Khyami, and was ordered to let him keep the Lamborghini Aventador she gifted him when they were still a couple.
Veronica Linares

Formula 1 head to face bribery charges in Germany

MUNICH, Germany, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Formula 1 Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone will stand trial in April on charges of bribery, a spokesman for the Munich court said in a statement Thursday.

F1's Ecclestone weighing Bahrain race move

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone says next month's season-opening grand prix in Bahrain is uncertain with civil unrest in the Persian Gulf kingdom.

Report: F1 chief wants new scoring system

LONDON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Bernie Ecclestone, the head of Formula One, plans to introduce a revamped scoring system next season, the BBC reported.

Report: Anti-racism campaign in Formula 1

LONDON, April 25 (UPI) -- Top European officials of Formula One racing have begun a campaign to eliminate racism in the sport.

Fabled car collection on auction block

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- British Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone plans to auction 50 rare and valuable cars from his collection in October. The sale of the cars, which Ecclestone, has been collecting since the 1950s, are expected to bring in more than $30 million, the Mail of Su

Alex Ferguson most powerful 'pensioner'

LONDON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A British group for seniors has named Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson as the most powerful old-age "pensioner" in the world.

Formula One to change hands

LONDON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- CVC Capital Partners, a private equity group, is buying control of Formula One car-racing series from Bernie Ecclestone and German bank BayernLB.

French Grand Prix removed from schedule

MAGNY-COURS, France, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Formula One French Grand Prix, which was scheduled for July 11, 2004, was canceled Friday due to financial problems.

F1 CEO denies Canada out for 2004

NORTH HAMPTONSHIRE, England, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A day after Canadian Grand Prix officials said the race would be dropped from the 2004 schedule, Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone denied the story Friday.

Formula One drops Canadian GP

MONTREAL, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The Canadian Grand Prix has been dropped from next year's Formula One schedule due to legislation banning tobacco advertising, it was announced Thursday.
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Bernie Ecclestone
Renault team Principal director Flavio Briatore, left talks with Formula One president Bernie Ecclestone before the start of the Formula One USGP at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis on July 2, 2006. (UPI Photo/Tom Russo)

Bernard Charles "Bernie" Ecclestone (born 28 October 1930) is a British billionaire sports entrepreneur, as president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration and through his part-ownership of Alpha Prema, the parent company of the Formula One Group of companies. As such, he is generally considered the primary authority in Formula One racing. He is most commonly addressed in tabloid journalism as "F1 Supremo". His early involvement in the sport was as a competitor and then as a manager of drivers Stuart Lewis-Evans and Jochen Rindt. In 1972 he bought the Brabham team, which he ran for fifteen years. As a team owner he became a member of the Formula One Constructors Association. His control of the sport, which grew from his pioneering the sale of television rights in the late 1970s, is chiefly financial, but under the terms of the Concorde Agreement he and his companies also manage the administration, setup and logistics of each Formula One grand prix. Ecclestone attempted to compete in two Grand Prix races during the 1958 season but failed to qualify for either of them.

He is also the co-owner of Queens Park Rangers Football Club.

Ecclestone was born in St Peter South Elmham, a small hamlet three miles south of Bungay, Suffolk. Shortly thereafter his family moved to Bexleyheath, Kent, now a part of Greater London, and Ecclestone left school at the age of 16 to work at the local gasworks, and to pursue his hobby of motorcycles. Immediately after the end of World War II, Ecclestone went into business trading in spare parts for motorcycles, and formed the Compton & Ecclestone motorcycle dealership with Fred Compton. His first racing experience came in 1949 in the 500cc Formula 3 Series, acquiring a Cooper Mk V in 1951. He only drove a limited number of races, mainly at his local circuit, Brands Hatch but achieved a number of good placings and an occasional win. His aspirations took a knock when he collided with Bill Whitehouse and landed in the car park on the outside of the track. Eventually, commercial pressures and the risks persuaded him to retire from the cockpit.

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