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Jeffrey Epstein and Formula1: Lawrence Stroll, Bernie Ecclestone and Other F1 Big Guns Tied to American Criminal Mastermind

Shreya Sanjeev
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Jeffrey Epstein and Formula1: Lawrence Stroll, Bernie Ecclestone and Other F1 Big Guns Tied to American Criminal Mastermind

Everything was not always as prim and proper as it is today. Infamous for being the rich man’s sport, it’s really no surprise that members of the F1 Piranha Club had business with Jeffrey Epstein.

While the nature of their interactions and the discussions made remained uncertain, one thing is for sure- whatever their relationship was, it was enough to warrant their names in Eptein’s infamous black book.

The book remains a symbol of immense wealth that was featured in the millionaire’s inner circle. It’s no surprise then, that names from the pinnacle of motorsport feature on this list.

Lawrence Stroll, Bernie Ecclestone lead F1 names on Jeffrey Epstein’s book

Aston Martin’s financial savior Lawrence Stroll finds himself in this book, with F1 megalomanic Bernie Ecclestone and Renault team boss Flavio Briatore. Additionally, F1 champion Jacques Villeneuve and Ferrari star Eddie Irvine were the drivers on the list. Away from F1, Alejandro Agag, a Formula E boss, and Alain de Cadenet, a British Le Mans driver were also in the book.

Lawrence S. Stroll is listed in Epstein’s black book on page 79. Epstein recorded 17 phone numbers and 2 addresses under this name. The main address for this entry is in New York, US. A billionaire Ferrari dealer, a fashion business tycoon, and an F1 mogul, Stroll’s wallets run deep.

Bernie Ecclestone is listed in Epstein’s black book on page 16. Epstein recorded 2 phone numbers and 2 addresses under this name. The main address for this entry is in London, UK. Ecclestone owned F1. His wealth and genius go beyond measure. Thus, his name in Epstein’s book is no surprise.

Flavio Briatore is listed in Epstein’s black book on page 7. Epstein recorded 8 phone numbers and 2 addresses under this name. Infamous for being F1’s playboy, after his time as a team owner in F1, he now rules over the hospitality industry.

The surprise names were of the drivers. F1 champion Jacques Villeneuve is listed in Epstein’s black book on page 55  and Eddie Irvine is listed in Epstein’s black book on page 28.

While the stories behind these entries remain a mystery, with no public links between these entities and the criminal. However, one can only wonder what the conversations would’ve been like.

About the author

Shreya Sanjeev

Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 journalist at the SportsRush. Two years in the field and an ever-growing love for the sport drive her dream to walk around the paddock one day with a mic in hand. A Red Bull fan through and through, her “favorite driver” spot was once held by notable alumni Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, and now, the Dutch Lion himself, Max Verstappen. Apart from F1, she muses in the NBA and cheers on for Steph Curry and his Warriors, while also jumping on the NFL bandwagon.

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