Murdoch set for to meet F1 chiefs in Abu Dhabi

James MurdochNov.3 (GMM) Media mogul James Murdoch is in Abu Dhabi for talks with Formula One chiefs, the Mirror newspaper reports.

The report said that figures from top teams McLaren, Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes are set to meet with Murdoch, the News Corporation and Sky official.

The Mirror said that Murdoch’s father Rupert, arguably the world’s most influential media figure, has had his interest in F1 sparked by his British channel Sky’s new subscription coverage of the sport.

Now he is considering “a bigger slice” of F1, the report added.

Interestingly, FIA president Jean Todt is also in Abu Dhabi for a rare grand prix attendance.

Asked if the entire future of the sport could be on the agenda, a key F1 figure is quoted as saying: “Why not?”

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  • Bec

    10/11/2011 Tom Watson (Parliamentary Select Committee) to James Murdoch.

    “Mr Murdoch you must be the first mafia boss in history who didn’t know he was running a criminal enterprise.”