Bernie Ecclestone admitted that they were not upset by the decision of the new owners of Formula 1, the company Liberty Media, but wanted to stay on as CEO for another year.
In January, when a U.S. Corporation has acquired a controlling stake in “Royal races”, 86-year-old Briton, was dismissed from his post. The new owners of F1 offered him Chairman Emeritus, but he responded quite coldly.
“I’m not upset, because I know how this world is arranged, – said Ecclestone in an interview with Sky Sports F1. – Probably, in their place I would have asked them to work a little with me, waited, and then said, “Happened or did not happen? No? Then sorry, you will have to go.”
But it is clear that different people do business differently. I think this is very similar to how the American company. Let’s look at the situation soberly: they bought a car and want to manage it”.
While Ecclestone has denied speculation that the business model of Formula 1 in recent years, were inefficient.
“I think people are a little confused, – said Bernie. They, in particular, chase Carey, said that I was not the best job in the last three years. I think in the CVC thought otherwise, given their income of $ 1.5 billion per year. This has increased the value of the shares of Formula 1. If I were a bad job, it is likely that Liberty would buy them for a lower price”.
Although Bernie and retired Formula 1 in the coming season he intends to visit most of the Grand Prix.
“I was invited to most of the stages. I’ll try to get at least half of them,” concluded Ecclestone.
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