Oct 16

Ecclestone: Liberty bosses don’t want me at F1 races

Ecclestone was moved into the honorary role of ‘chairman emeritus’

2016-06-09_0599Former Formula 1 ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone says the bosses of the sport’s owner, Liberty Media, do not want him to attend races anymore, reasoning his reduced attendance through the 2017 season.

Ecclestone’s 40-year reign at the helm of F1 came to an end in January when Liberty completed its takeover of the sport and installed a new management team, with American executive Chase Carey being appointed CEO and chairman to work alongside commercial boss Sean Bratches and technical head Ross Brawn.

Ecclestone was moved into the honorary role of ‘chairman emeritus’, and has appeared at just a handful of F1 races this season, with the 86-year-old claiming Liberty does not want him to be in the paddock.

source: crash.net