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Author Topic: Bernie documentary in production; his life in F1 to be titled 'Lucky!'  (Read 378 times)

Offline John S

Blimey, gonna run to 8 episodes, but with over 60 years in F1 there's a lot to cover I guess.  ;)

https://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2021/07/senna-producer-manish-pandey-given-green-light-for-bernie-ecclestone-documentary-lucky/
« Last Edit: July 11, 2021, 01:47:25 PM by John S »


Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline cosworth151

Sounds like it could be very interesting. Like him or not, he was at the very center of F1 for a long, long time.
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline Willy

It will be an interesting series to watch.
He certainly changed F1.
Is there a good book on Bernie's life anyone can recommend?

Offline John S

It will be an interesting series to watch.
He certainly changed F1.
Is there a good book on Bernie's life anyone can recommend?

I've reckon Bernie Ecclestone 'King of Sport by Terry Lovell (first published in 2008) is worth a read.

I read about a quarter or it when I borrowed it from a friend who said it was ace. I had to hand it back when I moved house, meant to get another copy but not really thought more of it til now.  ::)

Good early years stuff in pages I read about how he built up motor cycle and then used car firms, giving him the cash to explore motor racing as a hobby at first. Gives more perspective for why he took risks to make money and exploit the commercial side of F1, I think.

Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline Willy

Thank you, John.

Offline Andy B

Until Bernie stepped in F1 was a shambles it was unknown who or if anyone would turn up for a GP and a mystery if you would get paid then Bernie stepped and started organising and the rest is history.
Once you have retired every day is a Saturday!

Offline Alianora La Canta

If you find "Bernie's Game", it's the same as "King of Sport" minus a couple of chapters on Bernie's QPR episode - almost all of the F1 stuff is there. It's a very good book.
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