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Before the start of the season: Ecclestone between reality and desire

Bernie Ecclestone is not worried. Although before the season’s raid, Formula One once again revolved around many discussions other than the competitions on the track.

In an interview with the German Press Agency, the 84-year-old spoke about various aspects, from a possible successor to Michael Schumacher’s son. An overview: Bernie Ecclestone about…

A LOGICAL FOLLOW: Ecclestone does not see him. But if after his er a there is a single ruler like him, he obviously doubts himself. If I don’t do what I do, maybe two or three other people will. And they’ll probably do it differently. Better or worse, you have to wait.”Ecclestone’s been doing the job for almost four decades. At the moment there is no need for a successor, he stressed. Ecclestone is 84-year-old.

THE BUSINESS MODEL FORMEL 1: Ecclestone sees no reason for change. He says he would make a difference if he knew what was necessary. Ecclestone does not have a patent against the declining turnover and number of visitors in some countries. The consequence is Formula One existential struggles of traditional venues as in Germany. For only the spectators’revenues can keep the racing tracks and face the expensive starting days. Ecclestone, by the way, does not set Ecclestone on this. He would certainly recommend Michael Schumacher’s 15-year-old son Mick for a career in Formula One. If he wants it and he can, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t do it.”Just hoping that the son of the most successful Formula One pilot could trigger a new boom is not Ecclestone’s recipe. I think we should not rely on a certain driver who is not in formula 1 to give a boost to formula 1.”

ON THE VALUE OF THE DING: Ecclestone, who made it from the used car dealer to the billionaire, says,”You know, I always thought, that people do not know some values in the world. It is therefore a question of what someone is willing to pay.”

HIS WISH FOR THE SAISON: Mercedes against three, four other teams, including in particular Ferrari with four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel. Ecclestone also found favor with the silver arrows duel last year.” If the two Mercedes drivers are fighting each other, that’s fine.”


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