F1
Jan 16

F1: Bernie Steps Down From F1 Board, Keeps Day Job

As F1 chief executive, Bernie Ecclestone will continue to have his day-to-day responsibilities, but will be subject to closer monitoring than previously. (Photo: Getty Images)

As chief executive, will continue to have his day-to-day responsibilities, but will be subject to closer monitoring than previously. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bernie Ecclestone has relinquished his role as a director of the F1 Group and thus left the board of the organization.

He will continue to have his day-to-day responsibilities, but will be subject to closer monitoring than previously.

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Jan 16

F1: Ecclestone To Stand Trial On Bribery Charges

Bernie Ecclestone's legal troubles continue. (Photo: Getty Images)

’s legal troubles continue. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bernie Ecclestone is to face bribery charges, the Munich state prosecutor has confirmed.

The charges relate to the now infamous $44m payment Ecclestone made in 2005 to former banker Gerhard Gribkowksy, who is currently serving an 8 1/2 year jail sentence. Gribkowsky, who was chief risk officer at BayernLB, was found guilty of tax evasion and bribery.

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Jan 15

F1: Public Can Vote For New Ferrari Car Name

Fernando Alonso drives his Ferrari in the 2013 Singapore GP.  (Photo: Getty Images)

drives his in the 2013 Singapore GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ferrari will launch its 2014 car on the afternoon of Saturday Jan. 25, the day after McLaren unveils its new machine online.

Ferrari has taken the unusual step of asking the public to name the car, with an online poll between five different options. The names reflect either the year of 2014, or the 1.6-litre V6 engine configuration.

The choices are 4 T, 4 Maranello, 4 Scuderia, 66 Turbo and F616.

If you would like to vote, have a look here: http://2014f1car.ferrari.com/en/#countdown

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Dec 30

Surgeons say Schumacher is ‘fighting for his life’

GRENOBLE, FRANCE - DECEMBER 30: (FRANCE OUT)  Neurosurgeon Stephan Chabardes, anesthetist Jean Francois Payen, Assistant director general of CHU Grenoble Hospital Marc Penaud and Chief of Neurosurgery Emmanuel Gay are seen during a press conference at Grenoble Hospital on Michael Schumacher's medical state following his skiing accident on Sunday in Meribel on December 30, 2013 in Grenoble, France.

Photo Credit: by Michel Cottin/Agence Zoom/Getty Images

At a press briefing at the Grenoble hospital on Monday morning, surgeons confirmed that remains in a critical condition and is “fighting for his life.”

They confirmed that he has had only one operation thus far, to relieve pressure in his head, and that a second is not planned as of yet. Schumacher remains in an artificially induced coma.

The surgeons noted that he had suffered an impact on the right side of his head, and that without a helmet, “he would not be here.”

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