British business magnate and ex-Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has taken another dig at Formula 1’s current state of affairs, adding that FIA president Jean Todt is neglecting the sport. Formula One’s former commercial supremo has been a regular critic of F1’s new commercial rights holder, Liberty Media, since he was ousted from F1 at the beginning of last year.
While the 87-year-old never loses an opportunity to pick apart Liberty Media’s management, Bernie Ecclestone also takes aim at the man at the head of motorsport’s governing body: “Jean Todt is very busy with many aspects to look after.” – Bernie Ecclestone said, as recently reported by French sports daily L’Equipe – “He works 24 hours a day, but he neglects F1. His main project is road safety, but he must not lose sight of the sport. Liberty could distort and ruin F1 because they have no experience. I hope Jean takes back the reins for the future of Formula 1. The FIA must be the master of the kingdom,” he added.
Bernie Ecclestone also addressed the quit threats regularly being made by top teams Mercedes and Ferrari: “”Mercedes is doing an exceptional job and it would be damaging to lose them, but Ferrari is the key.” – former racing chief Bernie Ecclestone concluded, according to the French sports daily L’Equipe.