Connect with us

Uncategorized

Bernie Ecclestone: To retire means to die

Published

on

Bookmark  and Share

Only a matter of months after long-time business partner Max Mosley stepped down from the FIA Presidency and as he approaches his 80th birthday, F1 commercial rights supremo Bernie Ecclestone has insisted he ‘cannot stop’

F1 ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone has re-iterated that even as he approaches the grand old age of 80 later this year, he has no plans to retire from arguably the most influential position in the sport – reasoning that solving problems is his lifeblood.

Ecclestone has ruled the commercial side of F1 with an iron fist since the late 1970s when – having already established himself as a successful team owner at Brabham – he became chief executive of the Formula One Constructors’ Association (FOCA), shortly after which he artfully negotiated for FOCA to be delegated the rights to deal with the sport’s lucrative television contracts.

The British billionaire subsequently set up Formula One Management (FOM), and has been credited with taking F1 to new countries and new continents, with the likes of Bahrain, China, Turkey, Singapore and Abu Dhabi all having given the annual calendar a more Asian and Middle Eastern flavour in recent years, with Korea similarly set to join the fold in October, the volatile political situation permitting.

Despite long-time friend, ally and business partner Max Mosley having stepped down from his position of FIA President late last year – at some ten years Ecclestone’s junior – his elder countryman has again confirmed that he will not be going anywhere until they cart him away.

“I cannot stop,” he told German Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag. “For me, to retire means to die. When I wake up in the morning and have no more problems or nothing more to worry about, then it will be no longer worth waking up.”

Source:crash.net

Bookmark and Share

http://www.formula1onlive.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss
Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F17 hours ago

Giovinazzi tipped to replace Ericsson at Sauber F1

Sauber boss Frederic Vasseur has denied that taking on Kimi Raikkonen for 2019 is part of the Swiss team’s deal...

2018 F19 hours ago

Leclerc could beat Vettel at Ferrari – Marciello

Charles Leclerc could emerge as Ferrari’s number 1 driver as quickly as 2019. That is the view of racing driver...

2018 F12 days ago

I can still become world champion with my own power – Vettel

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the highly influential Italian sports daily, Sebastian Vettel said “Ciao Mondiali” to his hopes...

2018 F13 days ago

Vettel misses Schumacher amid 2018 F1 struggle

Sebastian Vettel thinks he would benefit from the advice of his old friend and mentor Michael Schumacher. One analysis of...

2018 F14 days ago

Verstappen says Red Bull never considered deal with Alonso

Max Verstappen says Red Bull never considered signing up Fernando Alonso for 2019. That is despite the fact that, recently,...

2018 F14 days ago

Honda poised to overtake Renault for power

Honda could be poised to overtake Renault and cease having the least powerful engine in F1. Auto Motor und Sport...

2018 F16 days ago

Pascal Wehrlein on pole for 2019 Toro Rosso race seat

Pascal Wehrlein has emerged as a top candidate to return to F1 next year. Just days ago, Mercedes admitted that...

2018 F16 days ago

I’ll be with Force India until the end of 2018 – Ocon

Esteban Ocon says he should keep his Force India cockpit for the rest of the 2018 season. Earlier, there was...

2018 F16 days ago

FIA clears legality of Ferrari’s camera-blocking ‘fan’

F1’s governing body has cleared Ferrari to keep using a controversial airbox fan. In the Singapore pits, the Italian team...

2018 F11 week ago

Ricciardo is worth top dollar – Alain Prost

Paying the big bucks for Daniel Ricciardo is an expense that Renault can fully justify. That is the view of...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media