Mr Ecclestone (and don’t call him Bernie unless you are on familiar terms) has always maintained, with a dismissive wave, that regardless of who owns the shares, from time to time, he runs Formula 1 as if it all belonged to him. That would be looking back and he’d rather sort out what’s right in front of him.Formula 1’s shareholders, including CVC, had so far been happy to oblige. The sport generated a return in excess of 350% on their original investment of B ten years ago.The couple first came out about their engagement in April after Ecclestone presented her with a 0,000 engagement ring.
AFP PHOTO/ TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)Tamara Ecclestone, Bernie Ecclestone and Petra Ecclestone arrive at the European premiere of "Batman Begins" at the Odeon Leicester Square on June 12, 2005 in London, England.
The Sakhir circuit was one of many 21st century additions to the F1 calendar in new territories, and Ecclestone admits he was guilty of overcharging tracks for grands prix."When I convinced people to build this place and all the other places, I feel a little bit responsible," said Ecclestone."I charged them too much for what we provide."So when they ask me things, I try to help them.
Nothing to do with Liberty."On my watch, we didn't deliver the show that we charged people for."Asked by Autosport if he felt that was why relatively recent additions such as the Korean and Indian Grands Prix had been shortlived, Ecclestone replied: "Probably. Ecclestone did all the current deals with race promoters himself, and he believes more government-funded grands prix could be lost if the rates he charged are not reduced."The only thing that would be good for everyone would be if we could charge the promoters a lot less money," he said."I did some good deals commercially.
Ecclestone and Fabiana met while she was working as Formula F1’s vice-president of marketing on the Brazilian Grand Prix.
The wedding appeared to have two detractors, daughter’s Tamara and Petra who failed to attend their fathers wedding and instead stayed at their mansion in Los Angeles.