“I can’t do anything. Even the staff have been told they shouldn’t talk to me”
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His comments were made in an investor conference call last week, although he added that he has faith in Formula One’s new owners Liberty Media and is hopeful the American media giant will be able to raise the sports appeal.
Bernie Ecclestone’s reign as F1 ringmaster could come to an end next week, it has been claimed.
According to Sky News, Liberty Media has offered him a “less hands-on role – with a title such as life president”. It also says that Chase Carey, who was appointed as F1’s new chairman at the end of last year, has lined up former ESPN executive Sean Bratches to run the commercial side of the sport, while ex-Ferrari and ex-Mercedes man Ross Brawn will have a “key role” on the sporting side.
Ross Brawn says he’d be happy to work alongside Bernie Ecclestone in a head role in F1 but concedes it is unlikely to happen in the next few years.
The former Benetton, Ferrari and Brawn GP team principal has recently denied reports linking him to taking over from Ecclestone as F1 chief but has continued to voice an interest in returning to the sport but not in a role within a team.