Ecclestone admits legal problems impacting his job 4 March, 2014 Bernie Ecclestone Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone admits that the trials and tribulations he is under due to legal action he is fighting on a number of fronts means he is not devoting as much time as he should to the business of running the sport and reveals that he has been searching for a deputy. Ecclestone told the Financial Times, “I’ve been spending time on this [civil] case and to spend time on Munich I am not able to give what I normally would do, 24/7, to the business.” “I’ve been looking, over the last few years, for somebody who can join me to assist with what I have to do. I will eventually be in a position, if I decide to retire – or unfortunately become dead – to have someone to step into my shoes,” added Ecclestone. (GP247) Subbed by AJN. Reports on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.