Horner: I would never consider taking on Bernie’s role 14 February, 2014 Bernie Ecclestone with Christian Horner Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner has ruled out replacing Bernie Ecclestone as the sport’s commercial head. Ecclestone is currently fighting bribery charges in Germany and stepped down from the board that runs Formula One in January. Although he continues to run the day-to-day business of the sport, speculation is rife about who will eventually replace Ecclestone, who told reporters last November that Horner would be an “ideal” candidate. Sebastian Vettel celebrates his third title triumph with Adrian Newey and Christian Horner in Brazil in 2012 “I would never consider taking on Bernie’s role,” Horner told SportBusiness International. “My function and commitment is to Red Bull, and I certainly hope that Bernie will continue for another 20 years. It is in all our interests if he does. Bernie is still very much alive and in control of Formula One.” March’s SportBusiness International features an extensive analysis of Bernie Ecclestone’s career and the succession plan for Formula One when he finally moves aside from the sport. (Sport Business) Tweet Related NewsVettel: Newey said no to me testing for Ferrari in Abu DhabiTodt rubbishes Red Bull’s twin-turbo planMallya: Red Bull cheats on the regulationsNewey says all F1 cars’ front wings flexingHorner claims Renault is 75 bhp down on MercedesRed Bull: Engine freeze situation is ridiculousHorner: It’s just between Lewis and Nico nowMateschitz optimistic about life after VettelMateschitz made no attempt to stop Vettel from leavingVettel’s chief mechanic leaves Red Bull immediately McLarenfan There is no other Bernie they broke that mold when he was hatched. I think Bernie is like Norbert Haug no one person can cope with his work load I think they would need at least 3 people to do all that Bernie does in a working day before he heads home to the latest Mrs Bernie. TheDudeson Only Bernie proposed Horner to be F1 successor – no one else supports the idea especially Ferrari who will have a big say on next Bernie McLarenfan I think Luca Di Montezemolo might well want to promote Stefano Domenicali he already had Jean Totd take office at the FIA its only right in Luca Di Montezemolo’s mind that the Scuderia Ferrari keep Ferrari on top and there is no disrespect to Ferrari in this statement!