F1 Opus ‘Bernie Edition’ book has $1m price tag

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The makers of the Formula One Opus are offering a one-off ‘Bernie Edition’ of the book with a price tag of $1 million (??610,000).

In addition to the book the buyer will receive Paddock Club access to every race on the 2014 F1 calendar plus an “informal meeting” and a “cup of tea” with Bernie Ecclestone at every race.

The publishers are promoting the book as a chance to “get to know the man behind Formula One” and add “at a grand prix venue, to be arranged, you will be invited to a private dinner with Mr Ecclestone”.

The buyer will also be given paddock access as well as entry to the pits along with three guests “during specified periods”. Entry to special F1 events such as the FIA ball will also be included with the book.

The F1 Opus: Bernie Edition is a one-of-a-kind pressing with a silver cover plate bearing the signatures of Ecclestone and the 22 living Formula One drivers’ champions.

If you’re interested in bidding for the book and can stomach a seven-figure guide, price, head to the official site for more information. If your budget is slightly less extravagant than that the 2013 F1 Fanatic Gift Guide is for you.

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33 comments on “F1 Opus ‘Bernie Edition’ book has $1m price tag”

  1. Let me look under the couch,…

  2. So for every single race meeting they will have to fly from the venue to wherever Bernie is imprisoned, then fly back again? No wonder it’s so expensive, the air miles will be horrific.

    1. COTD xD

    2. @matt90 Guess Bernie knew better, when offered to do such thing.

    3. What a comment! LOL!

  3. If I had a million, I would bid.
    ‘Skip bloody DRS’
    – ‘We’ve been over this, I can’t’
    ‘Use your power’
    – ‘I have none. It’s all in a trust, so my ex wife runs the show’
    ‘I want more tea’

    1. Let me add to that possible conversation with Bernie:
      ‘When are you retiring’
      -‘When I stop working’
      ‘What are your plans for the future of f1’
      -‘I have laid them all out . I have forgotten them though’

  4. If your budget is slightly less extravagant than that the 2013 F1 Fanatic Gift Guide is for you.

    ;-) Epic !

    1. +1, well placed Keith :)

  5. I’m not interested unless they can offer me a matching pair. One for the coffee table at home and one for the office.

    1. I was thinking the same. Why waste any money if you don´t have both

  6. Coming from Bernie, he probably bribbed the buyer, made arrangements to sell it for a further 10 million dollars, and create a company dedicated to keeping the book safe, while appointing himself as CEO.

    1. Loool, excellent comments everyone

  7. Off all the ways I can think of to spending $1,000,000… a book never made the list.

  8. Excellent! My sister has been asking me for *weeks* what I’d like for Christmas! :D

  9. There must be a joke about a Flavio Edition but it’s late and I can’t think of it…

    1. Wack it inti the wall where there are no cranes about

    2. @gridlock @verstappen Flavio’s Edition comes with an italian showgirl ready to merry you, a very tiny swimsuit (warning: don’t you ever google “flavio swimsuit”) and the concrete wall Piquet Jr crashed into.

      Also known as “Hardcore Edition” :P

      1. @fer-no65

        an italian showgirl ready to merry you

        Is that a typo, or a stroke of genius? :-)

      2. @fer-no65

        I have already seen the horror, I started talking a couple of weeks later.

  10. OmarR-Pepper (@)
    28th November 2013, 19:40

    I’ll try to put into auction a book I’ll create with the signature of the 20-something friends I have :P
    Did I hear 10 Euros? 1, 2, sold!

  11. “A cup of tea with Bernie at each race…”

    How will that work if he’s in prison?

    1. Well this is clearly Bernies plan to ensure he is visited in jail by someone, hence the cuppa, in the paddock club Champagne is always available but not in jail.

  12. Where is the F1Fanatic Amazon link to purchase?

  13. Silly season, isn’t it?

  14. Would make sense to provide the winner with visiting hours for whatever penitentiary he ends up in!

  15. Michael Brown (@)
    29th November 2013, 0:39

    I’ll wait until it’s on the Pirate Bay

  16. Some words come to mind, opulent, optimistic, oppressive and for a non “op” opus related word, awkward. Final word, no.

  17. I think Martin Brundle gets what you would call an ‘informal meeting’ every pitwalk, and that doesn’t look too special

  18. Will they ship it to India for free if I order online?

  19. I bet the cover delaminates after 3 uses.

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