Formula 1 bracing for future without Ecclestone at the helm

Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone

According to one rumour in Singapore, Bernie Ecclestone has cancelled an order for a new Formula 1 motor home that would have made its debut in 2014.

“Is it because he can still use the old one,” wondered the German-language Speed Week, “or because he knows he will no longer need one at all in 2014?”

Understandably, the news about the Formula 1 chief executive’s motor home is being tied up with speculation about his future, amid a looming German court battle that could even see the 82-year-old Ecclestone jailed.

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo thinks that, with Formula 1 facing the future without Ecclestone, the time is right to start planning.

“We will need to rethink everything, with a structure that provides for a head of administration and finance, a commercial director and a number 1 for technical matters,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport , earlier this week.

“The work can no longer be centralised around just one man.” (GMM)

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  • Richard Piers

    High time he moved on. Good ********. A proper structure should be put in place.

  • Red Bull Cheats

    You are the Emperor in Star Wars. Pure Evil controlling the universe. I hope you die very soon.

  • BigE

    As if F1 could get any worse… just add the sprinklers and adopt the Medal system and make the farce 100% complete.

  • matthew

    They don’t even need to replace him. He does next to nothing.