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Bernie Ecclestone says F1's bribery case could see him ousted from his position

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107SS2009

December 30, 2012 11:53 AM

LDM of FERRARI was correct in what he said, he sure know what he was talking about.
I wonder if some that jumped into the fray on the LDM page with wisdom pouring out of their brains will now swallow back what they said about him.

Jay - Unregistered

December 30, 2012 1:23 PM

None of us know him personally and,last time I checked,everyone's innocent till proved guilty.So the only way you can judge him is on the job he's done for F1.And even some of his critics struggle to fault him there.
Imagine having to deal with national politicians,local politicians,national federations,circuit owners, sponsors,manufacturers and team owners.Then try to get them all to agree on something AND implement it.Quite frankly,it's a minor miracle anything ever gets done.I think people should be careful what they wish for sometimes.And I fear it's only when he's gone that some people will realise just what a good job he did pushing F1 forward. A scenario that footie fans will recognise as "the Alan Curbishley/Charlton Syndrome"

Taipan

December 30, 2012 1:30 PM

I was thinking that prison wouldn't be a very nice place for a 4ft tall octogenarian billionaire. But being Bernie he'd probably buy the prison, employ Favio as the governor and charge the inmates rent. Then when his sentence is over sell the prison back to the state and make a bloody fortune!

mike - Unregistered

December 30, 2012 1:33 PM

bernie is the only person who can keep f1 alive once his gone f1 will slowly disappear
i would like to think otherwise but reality is that anyone from the ferrari camp or links to ferrari will destroy f1 if they succeed bernie
perhaps some like ron dennis could have a chance to keep f1 going

TalentFan

December 30, 2012 2:26 PM

IMO Ferrari (or ANY) manufacturer should NEVER be allowed any control, input or influence over a Racing Series. There's a conflict of interest that cannot be ignored.

IMO motorcycling's supposed 'F1 equivalent' MotoGP series has been wrecked by factory teams involvement and influence over direction, policy, rules etc. IMO it is the fact that F1 has mainly independent teams and sponsors (who's NEED for the series to be fair and competitive lines up with the needs of racing) is its strength.

To Factory Mfr's strong competition is exactly what they DON'T want, so their wants & needs are opposite to the needs of a Racing Series. If a Factory gets a hand on the F1 tiller then its only a matter of time before F1 is ruined IMO. And Bernie won't be around forever.

cratchet

December 30, 2012 2:31 PM
Last Edited 724 days ago

'bernie is the only person who can keep alive once his gone f1 will slowly disappear'

One thing I've learnt during my travel through life is that no one whoever they are or whichever position they hold are irreplaceable. It's one thing that I have tried to impress on younger starstruck work colleagues.

Sometimes when a person of influence leaves a company they leave a void which either is filled by another eventually or that company adapts itself and take's a different approach to how things are done.

But one thing is certain life goes on!

It's the same as people saying that if Ferrari leave F1 then F1 is dead, that i'm afraid is a lot of steaming bull droppins. Yes obviously it would change F1 maybe for the better who knows.

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