Formula 1 bracing for future without Ecclestone at the helm 20 September, 2013 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) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsGerman Grand Prix: Managers press conferenceTodt open to improving new era Formula 1British Grand Prix: Team representatives press conferenceIn-depth interview with F1 race director Charlie WhitingTodt: It may be that some teams do not surviveFIA vows to ease up on F1 driver penaltiesF1 bosses descend on Biggin Hill for summitCanadian Grand Prix: Teams’ representatives press conferenceCost cutting in F1 cannot be policed claims WolffMonaco Grand Prix: Team representatives press conference 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.