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Ecclestone: I’ll decide the calendar

Bernie Ecclestone says he will decide the make up of the 2012 F1 calendar and not the competing teams
Bernie Ecclestone has hit out at suggestions that F1 team will try to negotiate changes to the proposed calendar for the 2012 season, which was revealed to them in Hungary at the weekend.

Concerns have been raised about a run of seven 'flyaway' races scheduled for the final ten weeks of the season, which include a series of back-to-back events.

That schedule is seen to be something of a logistical nightmare for teams with FOTA chairman Martin Whitmarsh telling the Press Association that he expected changes to be made.

"The calendar is tough," he said. "But I understand it's going to change again, so until you have the final one there is no point complaining about the provisional one."

However, Ecclestone insists that it won't be down to the team's to make the final decision as to how the calendar will appear next year with him having the final say.

"It is not the teams who make the calendar, it's me," he told the German news agency SID. "They cannot come to me now with their proposals. It's my decision. If someone's going to do something, it's going to be me."



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dave - Unregistered

August 03, 2011 2:28 PM

Seems old bernie believes the bet form of attack is defence. he is just throwing his weight around, selling out the sport to the devil, bullying the teams with nightmare schedules and millions of lost viewers. I hope he gets nailed for the bribe in Germany, the half baked lie about his trusts looks so silly when you understand that the bribed banker sold one of his banks assets for half price, netting bernie and cvc half a billion. I want to see Ecclestone and Rupert Murdoch jailed, nothing less.

ferret .

August 03, 2011 3:29 PM
Last Edited 1948 days ago

This stupid greedy IDIOT seems to think he is god. Get out of the sport now Bernie, no one likes you, you have done more than enough damage as it is, just to line your bottomless pockets, as your arms are getting shorter! And as for the Sky deal, you have just Killed Formula one. Hope the new deal breaks the concord agreement so we can have it back on free view or the teams quit and create a new series. And so much for it being a fair sport, if you will not let the teams have a say in what order the calender is, it will be a logistical and expensive nightmare in that current order for the teams. Bernie, just get out now and quit you nasty, greedy, evil control freak!!!!!!!!!!



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