F1 owners keen on premier league boss to replace Ecclestone

Richard Scudamore

Richard Scudamore

A source at Formula 1 owners CVC have named Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore as an ideal successor to the motor sport’s embattled Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone.

With 83-year-old Ecclestone fighting for his future and freedom in a Munich corruption trial, many names have been linked with his role at the top of Formula 1’s commercial rights.

The latest is Scudamore – the current English football chief, but his job is now in doubt due to a series of allegedly sexist personal emails.

But if Scudamore, 54, does lose his job, CVC has admitted it is interested in hiring him for Formula 1.

“TV rights deals are Formula 1’s lifeblood. That is what Bernie has been brilliant at,” the source told the Daily Mail newspaper. “That is what Richard Scudamore is brilliant at. If we can’t have Bernie, we need someone like Scudamore.

“We have never thought he would be available, but if he is that would be worth very serious consideration indeed,” the source added. (GMM)

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