F1 Fansite

F1 News

Ecclestone: F1 owners worried demise will hurt Formula 1

Posted on by with 0 Comments
Ecclestone: F1 owners worried demise will hurt Formula 1

Mark Webber, Ron Walker, Bernie Ecclestone and Daniel Ricciardo

F1′s owners are scared Bernie Ecclestone‘s demise could hurt the sport.

That is the claim of the diminutive Ecclestone, who remains the F1 chief executive and ‘supremo’ even amid a corruption scandal that could see him jailed.

The 83-year-old likened his situation to that of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, whose retirement last year coincided with a decline in the great football team’s form.

“I have got a sneaking feeling our board are probably football enthusiasts and saw what happened when they got rid of that guy from Manchester United,” Ecclestone told F1 business journalist Christian Sylt, writing in the Sunday Express.

Meanwhile, McLaren’s returning supremo Ron Dennis has said he does not think Christian Horner – reportedly Ecclestone’s personal pick – should succeed the 83-year-old.

“Personally, and I have nothing against either Christian or any other team principal,” Dennis told British Sky television, “I don’t think it would be a wise decision to put any former team principal into the position of running formula one.

“There’s too much conflict,” he insisted.

Please share this F1 article & subscribe to our FREE F1 Newsletter

PinIt

Latest F1 News posts:

Find older posts on our F1 News page »

Free F1 Newsletter

Early Booking Discounts on F1 Tickets

Buy F1 tickets cheaper at F1-Fansite.com '14 & '15 Formula 1 Season Early Booking Discounts are:
F1 Grand Prix
Discount

Book F1 Tickets Italian F1 GP Italy
Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets USA F1 GP USA Available Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Belgian F1 GP Belgium Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Singapore F1 GP Singapore Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Spanish F1 GP Spain 2015 -20% till 31-07-'14
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Monaco F1 GP Monaco '15 Available
Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Canadian F1 GP Canada '15 Available Book Now
Book F1 Tickets Canadian F1 GP Austria '15 Available Book Now
Buy F1 MerchandiseBuy F1 Merchandise of your favourite driver or team.
Online Broker Compare