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Ecclestone successor Campbell leaves F1

David Campbell
David Campbell

Mar.5 (GMM) Senior F1 official David Campbell, once tipped to replace Bernie Ecclestone, has left the sport.

Late in 2010, F1 boss Ecclestone appointed Campbell – whose most famous achievement was the transformation of London’s O2 Arena – to succeed the retiring Paddy McNally.

McNally had headed the lucrative trackside advertising company Allsport and the Paddock Club.

Campbell was therefore tipped as a likely successor for 81-year-old Ecclestone.

But a report in the Independent quoted CVC as confirming Campbell “has left”.

“It didn’t really work out,” said the source. “Bernie wanted to take the business in a different way, and that wasn’t the basis on which we hired David.”

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