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(Telegraph)   Bernie Ecclestone, head of Formula One, offers £20 million to drop bribery trial. Because that has worked so well for him in the past   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 36
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2014-07-29 02:04:51 PM  
FTA: "After three months of the case Ecclestone, 83, appears to have become increasingly frustrated with the process. His lawyers said that the case was 'extremely onerous' and 'highly dubious'."

Translation:  Our client is a sack of shiat and he's getting out before he gets exposed any further.
 
2014-07-29 02:10:11 PM  
Isn't there just a way we can make this whole bribery thing go away?  Maybe with a little cash?
 
2014-07-29 02:13:06 PM  
So he's offering the track fees from a single race to make this all go away.

Why don't we offer him the same and make him go away?
 
2014-07-29 02:21:45 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: So he's offering the track fees from a single race to make this all go away.

Why don't we offer him the same and make him go away?


time will take care of that.
 
2014-07-29 02:54:07 PM  
Nothing sends the right message like letting someone bribe their way out or a bribery trial.
 
2014-07-29 02:54:37 PM  

soosh: Adolf Oliver Nipples: So he's offering the track fees from a single race to make this all go away.

Why don't we offer him the same and make him go away?

time will take care of that.


Bernie Ecclestone may be the first person in history to successfully transition from human being into corporation.  He'll be stuffed and mounted at the head of the boardroom table.
 
2014-07-29 02:55:31 PM  

Tigger: Nothing sends the right message like letting someone bribe their way out or a bribery trial.


Banks do it all the time, and not just for bribery.  It also works when you get caught laundering drug money
 
2014-07-29 03:01:43 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Tigger: Nothing sends the right message like letting someone bribe their way out or a bribery trial.

Banks do it all the time, and not just for bribery.  It also works when you get caught laundering drug money


Agree.

To send the right message in that situation the appropriate reaction would be a series of high-profile drone strikes on those bankers' houses.
 
2014-07-29 04:42:26 PM  
FTA: "If the judge, Peter Noll, and prosecutors agree, then Ecclestone may be allowed to avoid further trial "in return for payment of an agreed sum of money to a charitable institution or the treasury".

German justice?
 
2014-07-29 04:51:00 PM  
There's a rumor that Ross Brawn might be asked to take over FOM. That would be a better option than Christian Horner or Flabbio Briatore
 
2014-07-29 04:58:02 PM  

UNC_Samurai: There's a rumor that Ross Brawn might be asked to take over FOM.


I could get behind that. Bernie should go work for FIFA or the Olympics.
 
2014-07-29 04:58:03 PM  

UNC_Samurai: There's a rumor that Ross Brawn might be asked to take over FOM. That would be a better option than Christian Horner or Flabbio Briatore


Jeremy Clarkson!
 
2014-07-29 05:20:10 PM  

crotchgrabber: UNC_Samurai: There's a rumor that Ross Brawn might be asked to take over FOM.

I could get behind that. Bernie should go work for FIFA or the Olympics.


Brawn wouldn't be a good choice as he is the F1 equivalent to a geek.

With the colossal dickheads that are involved in F1 the head needs to either be a saint or the biggest dickhead around and Brawn is much to nice (by F1 standards)
 
2014-07-29 05:37:16 PM  
Bet let's agree here, Bernie is still less of a weasel, by orders of magnitude, than Sepp Blatter.
 
2014-07-29 05:47:12 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Bet let's agree here, Bernie is still less of a weasel, by orders of magnitude, than Sepp Blatter.


In order, it's FIFA, the IOC, and then F1, and you're right, Bernie doesn't hold a candle to the other two, but only because he needs tracks to run on and can't completely ignore the sport's history. The others can simply shake down country after country to build palaces that in the end contain facilities of universal dimensions.
 
2014-07-29 06:00:56 PM  
i would stay to see how this thread goes, but i just noticed a new thread about hot volleyball players, soo.....
 
2014-07-29 06:26:46 PM  
The only reason I clicked, after I saw his name, was to see when his funeral is scheduled and comment on his hot daughter
 
2014-07-29 06:32:09 PM  
i1.mirror.co.uk

Well, hell. Someone has to start.

/I can see she got pounded on that bed
 
2014-07-29 06:48:15 PM  

uber humper: [i1.mirror.co.uk image 850x565]

Well, hell. Someone has to start.

/I can see she got pounded on that bed


*chucks tomato at uber humper*

*chucks rocks at Bernie*
 
2014-07-29 07:03:48 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Bet let's agree here, Bernie is still less of a weasel, by orders of magnitude, than Sepp Blatter.


Not setting a very high bar there.
 
2014-07-29 07:15:16 PM  
Ok, I am new to Formula 1, like most Americans sadly i ignored it for most of my life.

If this season is representative of what I have been missing, I have really missed out.

That said, I can't follow the hate for this guy yet.
 
2014-07-29 07:38:29 PM  

Tricky Chicken: That said, I can't follow the hate for this guy yet.


Give it time. You'll really get it if you start getting into the history of F1.
 
2014-07-29 07:52:17 PM  
I believe the case of the US Grand Prix moving from Indianapolis had more to do with the race fees than the tire issues. Bernie is a meglomaniac and strong arms tracks into paying more than they will make via ticket sales and TV money. I hope the next head of F1 sees what a mess it is today. The constant changes in engine designs and the very strange rules make for, with few exceptions boring racing with the most technically advanced cars on the planet. He says he wants to lower the "cost of competition" but with every change it drives up the cost of fielding an F1 team. Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes spend 100's of millions each year to be competitive. I think Carl Haas maybe in over his head when he figures out it will cosst at least $100 million a year just to make a few podium appearances.

I miss the days of Lauda, Senna,Stewart, Hill, Fitapalldi... ect, ect they drove with a fearless passion. The divers today with multi-million dollar guaranteed salaries are not as daring as the old school racers. NASCAR is the same.
Brian France will bring down "American taxi cab racing " in the next 10 years.
 
2014-07-29 07:53:02 PM  
Has Bernie threatened to sue the ny/nj GP promoters yet?
 
2014-07-29 07:58:09 PM  

tampaflacouple: Brian France will bring down "American taxi cab racing " in the next 10 years.


The "Race Teams Alliance" the owners are forming is cause for concern. I hope the team owners read their Indy history books.
 
2014-07-29 08:20:48 PM  

tampaflacouple: I miss the days of Lauda, Senna,Stewart, Hill, Fitapalldi... ect, ect they drove with a fearless passion. The divers today with multi-million dollar guaranteed salaries are not as daring as the old school racers.


um... did we watch the same race last weekend? or a few weeks ago in silverstone?
 
2014-07-29 08:21:02 PM  

tampaflacouple: I believe the case of the US Grand Prix moving from Indianapolis had more to do with the race fees than the tire issues. Bernie is a meglomaniac and strong arms tracks into paying more than they will make via ticket sales and TV money. I hope the next head of F1 sees what a mess it is today. The constant changes in engine designs and the very strange rules make for, with few exceptions boring racing with the most technically advanced cars on the planet. He says he wants to lower the "cost of competition" but with every change it drives up the cost of fielding an F1 team. Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes spend 100's of millions each year to be competitive. I think Carl Haas maybe in over his head when he figures out it will cosst at least $100 million a year just to make a few podium appearances.

I miss the days of Lauda, Senna,Stewart, Hill, Fitapalldi... ect, ect they drove with a fearless passion. The divers today with multi-million dollar guaranteed salaries are not as daring as the old school racers. NASCAR is the same.
Brian France will bring down "American taxi cab racing " in the next 10 years.


5/10

Too many spelling erorrs.

And, unfortunately, the video of Bernie failing to work a revolving door is not available on my country's youtube, so, with some distaste, here's the Heil story on it.
 
2014-07-29 08:46:34 PM  

tampaflacouple: I hope the next head of F1 sees what a mess it is today.


F1 was on the verge of bankruptcy when Bernie took over.

FOr all the bullshiat, he save the sport.
 
2014-07-29 09:24:24 PM  

crotchgrabber: tampaflacouple: Brian France will bring down "American taxi cab racing " in the next 10 years.

The "Race Teams Alliance" the owners are forming is cause for concern. I hope the team owners read their Indy history books.


They don't need to read them. Penske and Ganassi lived that mess.

Tricky Chicken: Ok, I am new to Formula 1, like most Americans sadly i ignored it for most of my life.

If this season is representative of what I have been missing, I have really missed out.

That said, I can't follow the hate for this guy yet.


Pay attention for long enough and you'll figure out why he's so hated. It really doesn't take that long.
 
2014-07-29 09:59:48 PM  

desertgeek: crotchgrabber: tampaflacouple: Brian France will bring down "American taxi cab racing " in the next 10 years.

The "Race Teams Alliance" the owners are forming is cause for concern. I hope the team owners read their Indy history books.

They don't need to read them. Penske and Ganassi lived that mess.

Tricky Chicken: Ok, I am new to Formula 1, like most Americans sadly i ignored it for most of my life.

If this season is representative of what I have been missing, I have really missed out.

That said, I can't follow the hate for this guy yet.

Pay attention for long enough and you'll figure out why he's so hated. It really doesn't take that long.


I would quote the appropriate bit, but mobile...

I tend to doubt the abilities of Chip and Roger when it comes to learning from their mistakes.
 
2014-07-29 10:07:47 PM  
i.telegraph.co.uk


www.bet.com

They make a cute old gay couple.
 
2014-07-29 10:30:19 PM  
I bet you he did Nazi it coming...

www.sott.net
 
2014-07-29 11:44:35 PM  

baka-san: FOr all the bullshiat, he save the sport.


Bernie is the reason why F1 is what it is today. He got it on TV everywhere. He realized that if you want F1 on TV you can't have drivers being burned alive or getting skewered by flimsy barriers. A lot of the safety stuff came about because Bernie wanted F1 TV everywhere and he understood certain conditions need to be met on the racing side in order for it to succeed. He also has let the safety people do their thing without him approving it first. For all his money grabbing, he at the same time made F1 into something that could sustain it.
 
2014-07-30 06:25:53 AM  

Daedalus27: I bet you he did Nazi it coming...


Max Mosely is not the same person as Bernie. Bernie had his own Nazi scandal, though:

"In a lot of ways, terrible to say this I suppose, but apart from the fact that Hitler got taken away and persuaded to do things that I have no idea whether he wanted to do or not, he was in the way that he could command a lot of people, able to get things done."
 
2014-07-30 08:42:40 AM  
He may have saved F1, but he's still a sicko slimeball.
 
2014-07-30 09:14:11 AM  

desertgeek: crotchgrabber: tampaflacouple: Brian France will bring down "American taxi cab racing " in the next 10 years.

The "Race Teams Alliance" the owners are forming is cause for concern. I hope the team owners read their Indy history books.

They don't need to read them. Penske and Ganassi lived that mess.

Tricky Chicken: Ok, I am new to Formula 1, like most Americans sadly i ignored it for most of my life.

If this season is representative of what I have been missing, I have really missed out.

That said, I can't follow the hate for this guy yet.

Pay attention for long enough and you'll figure out why he's so hated. It really doesn't take that long.


I am just more taken in by the story about the competition for the championship.  From Top Gear I learned that Hamilton moved from what I assume was a good team to Mercedes, and apparantly that was a questionable move.  But it seems to have worked out. Now that I am watching, he really does make for some gripping racing.  Him and Nico as well.  Basically the entire front of the pack usually.

Eccleston though, reminds me a bit of that Campbell's soup artist.  Whalberg?, Wharton?  Andy something?
 
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