Ecclestone: I am ready for F1 with eight teams of three cars each 2 July, 2014 Three car teams may become a reality in F1 Despite speculation of doom and gloom surrounding Caterham’s future, Formula 1 Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone is unmoved and is advocating three car teams for the ‘pinnacle’ of motor sport. He told an Austrian newspaper last week that he would be happy if struggling and complaining small teams succumb to their money troubles. More recently Ecclestone told La Gazzetta dello Sport, “If you can’t afford to be in this game, you should not be here. If they don’t have the money, they should close.” “I am ready for a Formula 1 with eight teams and three cars each. Is it better to see a third Ferrari or a Caterham? Ferrari might find new sponsors in America and an American driver. Great,” declared Ecclestone. Bernie Ecclestone horsing around…and making a point Adding that a strong Ferrari team will help with Formula 1′s problems, such as a dwindling television audience, arguing that Caterham will “never” be competitive. “If Ferrari started to end up first and second in Qualifying and races, then television ratings would improve everywhere. Ferrari is a worldwide passion,” he said. Since then, Caterham founder Tony Fernandes has conceded on Twitter that his Formula 1 project “didn’t work”, and the team has reportedly been sold along with its reported €20 million in debt, but 83-year-old Ecclestone is unmoved about the small teams’ plight.(GMM) Related NewsF1 engine boss Marmorini departs FerrariMattiacci: We need to prepare a different team for 2015Mattiacci to wield the axe as new blood arrives at FerrariEngine chief Marmorini may be axed by FerrariFerrari announce deal with Haas AutomationMontezemolo: I never said that Ferrari would pull out of F1Marko: Ferrari made Newey an absurd offerMontezemolo calls for summit of F1 power-brokersMontezemolo: Formula 1 isn’t working, maybe Le Mans insteadIs Raikkonen facing the Ferrari axe again?