I-BMW.com I-BMW.com

Welcome to the I-BMW.com forums! - You're currently viewing as a limited access guest. By joining our free member supported community, you'll gain access to post/ reply, communicate privately with other members (PM), or globally via "real time chat", respond to polls, upload photos, post classifieds etc. Membership is fast so, Register @ the Ultimate Sport Touring Portal!
Should you not receive an email with activation link, check your SPAM settings or please contact us and include the ID/ email address you registered with.

Go Back   I-BMW.com > I-BMW Racing > Racing General
User Name
Home Register Gallery Classifieds FAQ Members List Calendar Donate Mark Forums Read

Racing General Section for AMA Series and likewise

Vendor Sign Up | Want to see your name in neon blue? | Want a neat reflective sticker for your ride?!

Thread Tools.. Display Modes
Old 01-23-2017, 08:04 PM
jcw's Avatar
jcw jcw is online now
Site Contributor
Post: 3,864 Thanks: 550
Thanked 768 Times in 438 Posts
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Ecclestone out as F1 Supremo!

The King is Dead! (well, not exactly)

So, in retrospect, a humorous look back at one Bernie Ecclestone.

The Hater's Guide.

From crash.net- http://www.crash.net/f1/news/237977/...-takeover.html

Bernie Ecclestone has been axed as Formula 1 boss upon the completion of Liberty Media's takeover of the commercial rights.

The 86-year-old has been named a chairman emeritus and will have the role of advisor to the board, while new F1 Chairman Chase Carey has added the role of Chief Executive Officer.

The F1 supremo's position as chief executive has been under threat since the sale of its commercial rights to Liberty Media was approved by the FIA last week.

"I was dismissed today. This is official. I no longer run the company. My position has been taken by Chase Carey," Ecclestone has reported told Auto Motor und Sport.

He confirmed he has been offered a role of honorary president but says 'I have this title without knowing what it means' and didn't say whether he will accept it or not.

Greg Maffei, President and CEO of Liberty Media, led the line of thanks to Ecclestone on the confirmation of the takeover and has put his faith in new boss Carey to 'grow the sport'.

“We are delighted to have completed the acquisition of F1 and that Chase will lead this business as CEO,” Maffei said. “There is an enormous opportunity to grow the sport, and we have every confidence that Chase, with his abilities and experience, is the right person to achieve this.

“I'd like to thank Bernie Ecclestone, who becomes Chairman Emeritus, for his tremendous success in building this remarkable global sport.”

New Chairman and CEO of F1 Carey says he will work with all of F1's stakeholders to improve the sport and says the company's plans will be expressed in due course.

“I am excited to be taking on the additional role of CEO. F1 has huge potential with multiple untapped opportunities. I have enjoyed hearing from the fans, teams, FIA, promoters and sponsors on their ideas and hopes for the sport. We will work with all of these partners to enhance the racing experience and add new dimensions to the sport and we look forward to sharing these plans overtime.

“I would like to recognise and thank Bernie for his leadership over the decades. The sport is what it is today because of him and the talented team of executives he has led, and he will always be part of the F1 family. Bernie's role as Chairman Emeritus befits his tremendous contribution to the sport and I am grateful for his continued insight and guidance as we build F1 for long-term success and the enjoyment of all those involved.”

by Haydn Cobb
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2017, 08:33 PM
vics's Avatar
vics vics is offline
Founder, I-BMW & Huge HD Fan
Post: 12,665 Thanks: 2,437
Thanked 1,573 Times in 852 Posts
Join Date: Apr 1998
Location: Boston & Concord, MA USA
Send a message via MSN to vics Send a message via Yahoo to vics Send a message via Skype™ to vics
Re: Ecclestone out as F1 Supremo!

Bring on $$$ and a real marketing approach
Maybe even back to the days of a formidable V10 where 'sound' rules what patrons WANT
Vic; 1998 K1200RS; 115,000 miles - The other "M" ride///; - The ugly one; 14,000 miles
US Patents: 4940318 4923302 4906087
Learn something or simply find entertainment on i-bmw? Then why not consider supporting us via a donation?
See the "Donate" link on the NavBar in the middle of every page! Thanks!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2017, 07:37 AM
cabnfvr's Avatar
cabnfvr cabnfvr is offline
Moderator; Weeding out the weak
Post: 11,997 Thanks: 36
Thanked 2,829 Times in 1,388 Posts
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Fayetteville, PA USA
Re: Ecclestone out as F1 Supremo!

Originally Posted by vics
B....where 'sound' rules what patrons WANT
Or even a V6, but definitely something that sounds high tech, high hp, high rpm, and like you said, like $$$$. F1 needs to be, must be, cutting edge.
Here's a V10 clip. Music!!
Have BMW, Will Travel
Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2017, 09:18 AM
Boissinot's Avatar
Boissinot Boissinot is offline
Best is to come
Post: 1,040 Thanks: 83
Thanked 168 Times in 117 Posts
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Quebec City (Breakeyville), Canada
Send a message via MSN to Boissinot Send a message via Skype™ to Boissinot
Re: Ecclestone out as F1 Supremo!

Finally, he's out!!!
what a great news for F1.
As for the sound, with the actual motor, they could have great sound. They just wanted to look and sound more environment friendly...
I was never a fan of him. I missed only a few races in Montreal since 1980 and rarely miss a race on TV.
K1200 RS 1998 with a well running 2004 motor
Honda CB175 1968 long gone
Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2017, 11:10 AM
cruizbz cruizbz is online now
Can assemble bike blindfolded
Post: 4,675 Thanks: 58
Thanked 233 Times in 129 Posts
Join Date: Dec 2005
Re: Ecclestone out as F1 Supremo!

Glad to see the greedy little bugger, gone. Look's like we are going to 2 races this year. May 14 in Barcelona (my birthday) and Austin in Oct. Heard a rumor that they were trying to get the Stones to play at this year's GP in Austin.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2017, 06:01 PM
Louis's Avatar
Louis Louis is offline
I-BMW Rider of the Year 2009
Post: 16,329 Thanks: 1,260
Thanked 1,660 Times in 1,180 Posts
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Rossland, BC Canada
Send a message via Skype™ to Louis
Re: Ecclestone out as F1 Supremo!

He got a lot done.

Got a ton of $$$$ to sell it to LM.

Time to move on!

There's never enough time to do it right... But there's always enough time to do it over!
This is only a good thing when applied to riding... or sex!
Ride West 2008
Ride West 2009 http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=24292
Dad & daughter Ride 2011 http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=35470
André Slabbinck 1957-2014 http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=50135
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2017, 12:24 PM
mcchoc's Avatar
mcchoc mcchoc is offline
Twisted Wrister
Post: 705 Thanks: 209
Thanked 129 Times in 87 Posts
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: East Riding of Yorkshire UK, England
Re: Ecclestone out as F1 Supremo!

Let's just hope that Snow White and the six others let him back home.
The Warthog
2014 K1300S MS (until it's time for that invalid scooter)
1997 K1200RS (old faithful)
Yamaha RD250 (x2)
Yamaha XS750
Kawasaki Z1000 (x3)
Honda Blackbird
Yamaha FJ1200 (x2)
BMW K1200S
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools..
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads (a database pull of similar subject matter)
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Superbike vs F1 car mondrage Chit-Chat 0 03-31-2016 05:51 PM
What's it cost? Running a F1 car cruizbz Racing General 0 07-19-2011 09:34 AM
F1 Track REALLY IS a reality for Austin!! Muddy1 Racing General 8 01-04-2011 11:54 AM
2010 F1 season jcw Racing General 4 03-13-2010 12:11 PM
08 BMW F1 car pic's& stories cruizbz Chit-Chat 8 01-16-2008 09:00 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:37 AM.

I-BMW.com is via vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 1998 - 2018, I-BMW.com LLC .
Page generated in 0.95832 seconds with 16 queries