Former FIA President Max Mosley believes that F1 is the new owner Liberty Media should not have been so quick to part with Bernie Ecclestone, who left the position of head of management of Large Prizes immediately after it was confirmed the buyout of commercial rights to the sport.
“I think that sports management will be quite challenging for Liberty Media because Ecclestone worked perfectly with promoters and organizers to build the structure of the championship – said Max in an interview with ITV News. – The new owner of personal connections in F1 might be difficult.
If you would place Liberty was me, I would have left Bernie is responsible for all those things which he knows, and he’d rather focus on how to attract the television audience, to expand the influence of the Internet and social networks, because the last time that F1 is not enough, and Liberty are experienced in this business.”
When Mosley was asked about the legacy of Bernie, he said: “F1 is his legacy.
People forget that the potential of the WRC has always been higher than that of F1. Perhaps this can be said of endurance racing, such as “24 hours of Le Mans.” As for Bernie, he made F1 even more product.
When I was President of the FIA, I often thought, why don’t we have another Bernie in rally competitions or endurance races. But the fact that he was not to find.”
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