Formula 1 bracing for future without Ecclestone at the helm
20 September, 2013
According to one rumour in Singapore, Bernie Ecclestone has cancelled an order for a new Formula 1 motor home that would have made its debut in 2014.
“Is it because he can still use the old one,” wondered the German-language Speed Week, “or because he knows he will no longer need one at all in 2014?”
Understandably, the news about the Formula 1 chief executive’s motor home is being tied up with speculation about his future, amid a looming German court battle that could even see the 82-year-old Ecclestone jailed.
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo thinks that, with Formula 1 facing the future without Ecclestone, the time is right to start planning.
“We will need to rethink everything, with a structure that provides for a head of administration and finance, a commercial director and a number 1 for technical matters,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport , earlier this week.
“The work can no longer be centralised around just one man.” (GMM)
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