Texas Motor Speedway boss says Ecclestone is foolish 26 February, 2014 Eddie Gossage American motor racing impresario Eddie Gossage has accused Formula 1’s Bernie Ecclestone of being foolish. Gossage, the president of the Texas Motor Speedway, has blasted the Formula 1 Chief Executive for scheduling this year’s US Grand Prix on the same November date as the major NASCAR sprint cup race in the same state. “I absolutely think it’s foolish,” Gossage is quoted by AP news agency. “I can’t say I was surprised because Bernie Ecclestone does a lot of foolish things.” “It’s just not smart,” said Gossage. “There’s 52 weeks in the year. But that was the only weekend that Formula 1 could make it work in Austin? Give me a break.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsAbu Dhabi Grand Prix: Teams press conferenceCaterham administrator to probe ex-managementVettel is one of 60 new signings at FerrariEuropean Union investigate F1 legality amid crisisJordan: It is time for Bernie to consider retirementUSA driver not essential for Haas F1 TeamEcclestone: They don’t know what they’re talking aboutLauda denies Hamilton interest in Ferrari driveEcclestone: I would rather go for a 70 year old with cash than kidsSmall teams seek urgent talks with Ecclestone Boycottthebull It was no accident on Bernies part that both races fell on the same date. This is Bernie bulldozing his arrogance on anyone trying to prove F1 is even bigger than Nascar in the USA. The when it fails and viewer numbers are down he will use that as his excuse to push the double points rule for the last three races past the teams and FIA. Paul @Boycottthebull or simply cancel the USA F1 event in 2015 due to a downturn in revenues Dr. Azlan No one can question Bernie’s actions. Afterall he single-handedly built up F1 to what it is today. ianchesterton That will happen. 2016 at the latest. ianchesterton Doesn’t mean that he can’t wreck it. That’s what happens when no one is allowed to say NO around the person in power. Happens in other industries as well.