Bernie Ecclestone, British business executive and CEO of the Formula One group has spoken up about his future in Formula 1, suggesting that there may not be one.
What’s in store for yaboi Bernie? It’s hard to imagine a Formula One without Ecclestone’s craggy mug, but it may be a reality that we’ll all have to face. It would be absurd to say that the man hasn’t reflected on his own mortality and what that would mean for the Formula One Group, but since Liberty Media’s takeover of Formula One, the end might be closer than he previously thought.
Playing the savvy businessman as always, his demeanour reflected that of a grizzled veteran when he was asked to comment on whether or not he’ll have a position under the new administration:
“We will have to see how we set the company up. It is not a case of my terms, it is a case of let’s have a look and see which way they would like to go. It is something that would have happened anyway. We need to put something together if I am not here because I have become deceased or something, and it is about time we did that. We were in the middle [of that] and when we knew these people were probably going to buy, we backed off and thought ‘let’s wait because they own the company and it is up to them to decide who or what they want.”
– Bernie Ecclestone
I for one hope to see his telltale crop bobbing around for as many more years as his body can take. The man has had a storied career in the sport and it would feel like a bit of a cop-out (not to mention outright stupid) if Liberty Media took one look at ol’ Bernie and decided “Nah, thanks fam, we’ve already got someone.”