Bernie Ecclestone has now confirmed reports that New Jersey will not be on next year’s Formula One calendar.
F1′s V8 engines have already roared for the last time, but Bernie Ecclestone still thinks moving to turbo V6s next year is a bad idea.
Asked by the Spanish sports newspaper Marca if he thinks the radical rules shift for 2014 was necessary, the F1 chief executive answered: “No I don’t, but let’s wait and see.”
Bernie Ecclestone believes Red Bull team principal Christian Horner would be the “ideal” person to succeed him as Formula 1 chief executive.
Ecclestone, 83, has been in charge of F1 for 40 years and enjoys a close friendship with Horner, who has overseen Red Bull winning the constructors’ and drivers’ titles in the last four seasons.
“Christian would be ideal,” Ecclestone told British media at the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo. “I would be happy to hold his hand. We could have a transitional period. It needs someone who knows the sport.
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone on Wednesday disputed paying a bribe to ensure he stayed in control of the glamorous motorsport series, and then fabricating the reason to pay a banker.
Under cross-examination at the High Court in London, Ecclestone said he was blackmailed by the banker tasked with selling a significant stake in F1, and paid him off to avoid being reported to the authorities over his tax affairs.