Thursday 14 December 2017

Ecclestone at end of F1 road

Bernie Ecclestone. Photo: Lars Baron/Getty Images
Bernie Ecclestone. Photo: Lars Baron/Getty Images Newsdesk Newsdesk

Bernie Ecclestone appears to have confirmed that his reign at the head of Formula One is over.

Last week, in the week of the sport's governing body approving the sale of its commercial rights to Liberty Media, Ecclestone cast doubt over his role as chief executive.

And although there has been no word from Liberty about the 86-year-old so far, the man himself has said his time is up.

In quotes carried by German publication Auto, Motor and Sport, Ecclestone said: "I was deposed today. This is official, I do not run the company any more."

Ecclestone, who turns 87 in October, has ruled Formula One for 40 years.

But American company Liberty now look set to choose to put their own team in place after clearing the final hurdle of their purchase.

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