'Bernie's Game' tells the extraordinary story of how a street-sharp, working-class kid became one of the most powerful and wealthiest figures in the world of sport. For more that 30 years, Bernie Ecclestone has ruthlessly exploited and dominated Formula One motor racing to become the third-richest man in the UK with a fortune worth 3 billion pounds.
To those within his elite circle he is both feared and admired for the way in which he has masterminded the transformation of Formula One from an amateur sport of the 1950s into a global billion-dollar industry of the 21st century.
To them, he is the fixer extraordinaire, the poker-faced deal-maker who set his throne on the backs of international companies, major car manufacturers and leading politicians. And that's okay - because what is good for Bernie has to be good for Formula One.
But along the way, there have been many, not only in Formula One but in motor sports at large, who have suffered at his hands and they have a different story to tell.
- Publication Date:
- 05 / 05 / 2003
- 152 x 230mm