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Bernie Ecclestone maintains that there is no reason to blame Mercedes’ dominance for the current air of discontent surrounding F1.
Bernie Ecclestone insists that Mercedes cannot be held accountable for the one-sided domination it is enjoying in the current era of F1, but admits that it would be better for the sport to have more competition.
Qatar, the small Arab country, looks set to break F1’s record for the highest-paying grand prix host.
F1 business journalist Christian Sylt, who is close to the sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, cited ‘sources’ in reporting that Qatar looks set to pay about $78 million a year beginning with its first race no later than 2017.
F1’s three angry teams seemed slightly less angry on Saturday after a meeting with Donald Mackenzie.
The usually paddock-shy CVC chief made the trip to Abu Dhabi to meet with Bernie Ecclestone and Lotus, Sauber and Force India, with the three teams crying foul over how the power and income is distributed within formula one.
Mercedes is determined to ensure the 2014 title is decided in Abu Dhabi by events other than a technical failure.
Team boss Toto Wolff has already said that given the unpopular double points system for the championship finale, it would be a “nightmare” if Lewis Hamilton loses to Nico Rosberg because the British points leader breaks down.