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The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone said that Ferrari can actually leave the championship.Bernie Ecclestone "If now the head was di Montezemolo, the Scuderia definitely would not have gone. Luka was a fan of racing and sports. It was his whole life.Sergio Marchionne can live without Formula 1. He is only interested in business. The most important thing for him is that he can offer shareholders a good business result.If Marchionne doesn't like the path that goes to Formula 1, he will stop. I'm afraid that Ferrari will be able to live without Formula 1, but not Vice versa".
The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone said that he can no longer attend Grand Prix.Bernie Ecclestone "I Have a feeling that my successors don't want to see me on the track.I am proud of the Formula 1, and I want it was always good. I'm glad the fight Ferrari vs Mercedes mobilized fans.I actually apologized to the promoters because they paid for the old Formula-1. They all work. Now they again get the money".
The former head of the championship Bernie Ecclestone each year ordered sarcastic Christmas cards. This tradition was supported by the new leadership of Formula 1.The new card is a play on some of the events of the last season Fernando Alonso in a lounge chair, Kimi Raikkonen driving, "cute" dialogue hlkenberg and Kevin Magnussen, the intransigence of the partners in the Force India and, of course, the main characters - Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.
The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone turned the fire on Liberty Media and the most famous Ferrari team.Bernie Ecclestone "Democracy has no place in Formula 1. The new owners soon realize it, because they still haven't achieved anything.Threats to Ferrari - it's an old game. If they don't win, you always panic. Max Mosley and I can write a long list of all of the seasons, when we helped Ferrari, but they always deny it".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that Liberty, the new owner of Formula 1, perfectly copes with his work in the championship.Christian Horner "You need to invest in a business in order to save money, and I think that Liberty in this respect was a very good year.They spent a season, hiring new professionals, they formed new rules of the game for 2021.It is very easy to criticize the counting of votes or the level of spending, it's just a different mentality, not like Bernie Ecclestone. Bernie was a very closed shop. He was marketing Department, he was sales and it was just the same type of show.Liberty, acquiring a business, built a new structure. They also want to make a lot in the championship, and this involves costs.Inevitably there will be investments that will have impact for 2018 and maybe even 2019, but we expect that in two years everything will return back".
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff admitted that he did not like how Liberty works with Formula 1.Toto Wolff "We had to give them time to look at the peculiarities of the championship. But I can already tell that Mercedes and other big teams have issues that greatly concern us.First, they restructured the Formula-1, hiring a number of specialists for the 70 million, which means less revenue for the teams. We still don't know what amount will be divided between us in 2018.Every time we speak with them, I feel they want to introduce there a system of NASCAR, where all the teams are the same, so that everyone can win. But it's the opposite of Formula-1.In our competition, we honor the best cars, the best engineers and the best pilots. And that's what Ross Brawn should know because he was part of this Formula-1.Bernie Ecclestone came up with something and turned it into something gorgeous for 50 years. And now we are responsible for these achievements. We have different opinions on how to do it, but we will continue the talks".
The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone believes that only the President of Russia Vladimir Putin is able to help Brazil deal with its problems.Bernie Ecclestone "I've always tried to make the Formula 1 is a 3-star Michelin restaurant three stars - the highest rating offered by the French restaurants guide - approx.ed. It is not good to treat Formula 1 as a fast food restaurant.Brazil has always been troubled. Everything in Brazil seems to corrupt. They need someone like Russian President Vladimir Putin, he'll fix everything".
The best teams of Formula 1 Ferrari and Mercedes oppose Liberty Media's plans for the modernization of the championship.Toto Wolff, Mercedes "We are curious to see what we will submit for the capitalization. What are the budgets in the future - that is the question".It is believed that in order to ensure that all requirements regarding the limitation of budgets, each team will be the representative of the FIA.Toto Wolff "I don't think it will work. No one will know about our internal structures and processes".The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone believes Ferrari also adopts a new budget structure.Bernie Ecclestone "the teams want to spend what they can afford to spend, and I have always said this. Other teams may spend as much as you can."Sergio Marchionne, Ferrari "I think that to argue we will be a very long time, until we reach joint decisions".
The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone believes that Ferrari could leave the championship if the terms of the work after 2020 will not be to her liking.Bernie Ecclestone "If they can't win in the next few years, it sure will make their new rules. If the rules are not accepted, then Ferrari can leave. Only if the conditions are economically and sports best this company, they will remain.They do not need the budget constraints and all that. They want to spend what you can afford, and I always say the same thing. If people can't spend, they need to leave or fight for their own goals. If there are only three or four teams capable of competing at the top, then it should be. All the teams who say they can't afford it, should not even participate in the championship or should just silently accept the rules".
The former head of Renault Flavio Briatore believes that the new owners of Formula 1 was doing the right thing for the modernization of the sport.Flavio Briatore "I'm still watching this race. I especially like to observe what appears new in this sport. It was going to happen.Ross brown called me in the spring, and we agreed that the pilot should return to the center of attention and that Formula 1 no longer needs to be a technical world championship.Everything goes in the right direction. Fans don't need budgets. I was with Fernando Alonso at Indy 500 this year where the best car is worth 10 million dollars for the entire season. This is the twentieth part of the value in Formula 1, but the show better".A year has passed since then, as the championship left, Bernie Ecclestone. Briatore told what he is doing now.Flavio Briatore "I can Assure you that Bernie's all right. Better than many people think. He loves life, works hard on his coffee plantation in Brazil and is enjoying life with his wonderful wife Fabiana".
The President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne said the former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone, who said recently that the Scuderia has received third-party assistance to become stronger.Sergio Marchionne "I think Bernie needs Ferrari to thank for the fact that she gave him the chance to work with Formula 1, thanks to our help he became a billionaire.He's done enough for this sport, but Ferrari has done so much for the championship. But if we begin to accept the championship just as the agreement, it will immediately become uninteresting to us.You have to be rational. Formula 1 is still part of Ferrari history and I intend to protect her part in this sport. But not at any price or purely commercial considerations".
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that Bernie Ecclestone is making up rumors about collusion Mercedes and Ferrari.Toto Wolff "Bernie is the only person who can throw a hand grenade on the other side of the world, which gets into the target and explodes. I like his funny storiesI miss him, but, of course, the story about the conspiracy - it is a perfect absurdity."Earlier, Ecclestone said that Mercedes helped Ferrari in the completion of the power plant.
The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that the new leadership of the championship in the face of chase Carey does not want to see it during the Grand Prix.Bernie Ecclestone "chase sent a message to me through one of the girls that on the slopes there is so much space and offices to be enough for me. I understand that I don't want to see on the slopes.Sorry I can't see and observe their favorite sport, but I'll get used to it. Moreover, I do not see that Liberty did something that was promised. Everything works according to my principles.I did everything peacefully, they do all the same thing, only much say. They said they need six races in America, for example.Chase talked about my ideas out loud when was not a leader, and now he has to bring to life. And I feel sorry for him."A couple of weeks Ecclestone will celebrate 87 years.
The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone believes that Williams needs to take the next year Robert Kubica.Bernie Ecclestone "If Robert wasn't in that accident, then I think now he would already be world champion. I think he can come back even stronger than before.It will probably be more aggressive than then, I can only foresee a good future for him in Formula 1.As for his physical form, many years ago I raced with a guy named Archie Scott-brown. Archie was damn fast, and he was in a worse position than Robert, much worse, but he managed to be very successful. I don't think the injury will keep him".
Earlier, after the purchase, Liberty Media of the Formula 1 championship, the American company moved from the London headquarters of Bernie Ecclestone in a larger building in the British capital.But Sports Business Daily reports that Liberty opens office Formula 1 in new York against the background of efforts to use the potential of the huge American market.The representative of Liberty Norman Howell "Yes, we are opening a small office in new York, which will be the centre works with sponsors".
The head of Formula-1 chase Carey said that Formula 1 will not work on questionable deals, worked with Bernie Ecclestone.Chase Carey "Bernie says the sport needs a dictator, and I say the sport needs a leader.We had races in India and Korea. Disposable one-day race very questionable content. They were not aimed at the development of sport in these countries".
The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that next season McLaren will use motors Renault. However, he believes that such a move will not help the British team to succeed.Bernie Ecclestone "the Contract signed with Renault, and Alonso stays at McLaren is good news. But I don't think McLaren will be more pleased to work with Renault than with Honda.In my opinion, the problems McLaren are the team. They criticized Honda instead to work closely with them. I think it was stupid.
Former Deputy Director of the Formula 1 Herbie Blache noted that the new management team has made significant progress in the work on the championship, but don't tell that Bernie Ecclestone just quietly left.Herbie Blache "it is too early to say that Bernie just left and will not return. Yes, the Liberty did a great job with what he found opportunities to work with social networks. It was not Ecclestone. Open world is better for Motorsport.Bernie said himself that his role was to earn money, and he was a key figure related to the CVC. He perfectly coped with its task, since the sport was sold for as much as he was worth. It is worth to stay in front of Bernie's hat.But Bernie was not working for the fans, he worked for the company CVC. The current owners have come up with a different way of thinking. Everything happens in the right direction. But do not forget about Bernie. He may come back".
Liberty Media is exploring the possibility of replacing current commercial contracts of Formula 1, the so-called Treaties the Consent to the franchising model.That's according to head of Mercedes Toto Wolff that sounds like thunder from a clear sky on the background of rumors about the future commercial direction of the championship after 2020 when the current Contract agreement will end.The current model of income distribution developed by the now ousted President Bernie Ecclestone, is debatable, as it is aimed at enriching only the rich teams.Toto Wolff "Liberty Media is building a very good approach in the future, any Contract Consent more generally will not.In principle, the teams in the future will have an ongoing franchise that will help to increase its value because they do not have to renegotiate the contract every eight years".
After Bernie Ecclestone from the Formula 1 championship has left Herbie Blash and Pascal Lattuada. Now rumor has it that the Royal race might leave the racing Director of the FIA Charlie whiting.Newspaper Marca "Our sources indicate that the successor to Charlie Whiting will be the French engineer Laurent Makes. Makes can take on a new role next year. This will be the last key position, which will be replaced after the era of the Ecclestone".Before Makis worked as an engineer in various teams. Last year he resigned from Toro Rosso, and became Deputy Charlie Whiting.
The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that he will not be able to operate on the same level as it is now running the new leadership of the championship.Bernie Ecclestone "I was thrown overboard, but I see that the new guys are better than me. If I went back, I couldn't work the same. I will not return to Formula-1.I wasn't ready to go, because before they really signed everything they asked me to stay for three years. So I was a little shocked when they asked me to leave.The person who is currently doing what I was doing, told me to give it to him. I just didn't have a choice".
The promoter of the Brazilian Grand Prix Tamas Rohani recognized that Rio de Janeiro is interested in the race.In the present stage of Brazil held in Sao Paulo, but Bernie Ecclestone, who previously left his post as Director General Formula 1, warned that the future events in this GodMode doubt.Tamas Rohani "There is nothing to say about changes in the contract. After 2020, something may change, but it all depends on the new leadership.But I think the mayor of so Paulo understands that the loss of the ability to take the Formula-1 will be the end for motor sport in the country.The mayor of Rio, on the cases,e all the mayors of Rio in the last 20 years really wanted the return of Formula 1 in their city. But the strict confines of the contract were not even allowed to think about it. If anything changes, we will discuss it."Rio hosted the Formula 1 in 1978 and 1981-1989 gg.
The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone has advised Ferrari to sign Fernando Alonso for the season 2018.Bernie Ecclestone "If the Scuderia will be a vacancy for next season, then sign a contract, they need, of course, only with Alonso.He is one of the best pilots of Formula 1 for all time of existence of the championship".Recall that Alonso at the end of 2014 prematurely terminate the contract with Ferrari and switched to McLaren.
It seems that Imola is on track for his return in the racing calendar of Formula 1.Before last year signed a deal with the Monza, now supplanted by the CEO of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that Imola is doing everything to return to the championship.Now the authoritative Italian magazine La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that after inspection of the racing Director of the FIA Charlie Whiting, the track in Imola to its owners were granted permission to take the race class Formula-1.The Director of the Imola uberto, Selvatico Estense "I Hope we soon have a confirmation from the national authorities that we can run the program for the return of Imola in the Formula-1".Imola appeared first on the Formula 1 calendar in 1980, when it adopted the Italian Grand Prix. In 1981-2006 years the track hosted the Grand Prix of San Marino.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa believes that Bernie really had to go.Felipe Massa "don't get me wrong, I think Bernie Ecclestone is a genius. But the world has changed. Despite his brilliance, I think that Bernie does not fully understand all the current trends in his 86 years. It is important to move forward gradually.In some areas we need younger and more professional approach. As was the case with the fan of Kimi. Previously, such would simply not be".
The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone believes Ferrari can hope for a victory this season. Despite the fact that Bernie was removed from the position of Executive Director, he was present at four of the six Grand Prix this year, considering Monaco.Bernie Ecclestone "Ferrari has the best car now, and he makes a very strong impression. But they have to be careful with the Mercedes.When Raikkonen was leading the race, ahead of Vettel, I immediately told my guests that Ferrari do not finish in that order. It was clear at once".
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that Formula 1 needs to move on to other engines. Otherwise, the Austrian team could leave the championship.Helmut Marko "We need a simple engine capacity of 1000 HP, where there will be one standard unit and KERS battery. The cost of creating engine should be in the region of 15-20 million euros.Independent companies like Ilmor or Cosworth should be able to participate in the championship, so we or, say, McLaren could use their engines. Last year, neither Mercedes nor Ferrari want to supply us with their engines, and only the version with Renault was affordable, not without the help of the pressure of Bernie Ecclestone.We want to have equal rights with manufacturers. We want the automakers didn't blackmail us".
Chase Carey has officially confirmed that in Formula 1 in the long term does not appear 25 stages per season.Currently, the season has 20 Grand Prix, but next year the season will expand to one race. But when Liberty Media came to the championship, and Bernie Ecclestone was sent into retirement, there were suggestions that the calendar will be expanded to 25 races, but Carey has not confirmed this, calling the information hearsay.Chase Carey "In recent months we have met with the organizers and potentially interested cities, but it is too early to promote our plans in this regard.It is important to expand, but at the moment we want to focus on the promotion of racing that we have right now. It is also important to work with the ten teams that we have".
The new head of Formula 1 chase Carey believes that his predecessor, Bernie Ecclestone, many simply didn't want to do for the championship.Chase Carey "I want to say "Yes" much more things. What is the value to have an idea, if the answer to all what you want to do is noThere are lots of things that were not done, but they needed to do. We felt that this is a sport that over the past five or six years really have not been involved fully. Full potential just idle. But we all make mistakes and nobody is perfect.