• Aug 7, 2008

Rumors have been circulating that CVC, the commercial rights holders to Formula One, have considered selling the series. But before that could happen, they would have to give Bernie Ecclestone the boot.

The reports were fueled by comments made by Max Mosley, the embattled president of the FIA, who related to reporters that conversations about the subject had taken place with executives at CVC. According to Mosley's conclusion, CVC would consider selling Formula One if a huge offer were made – possibly by an Arab consortium – but Ecclestone would need to be replaced because "the whole business depends on a man who is 78 years old". However, CVC issued a strong statement at this past weekend's race in Hungary that it had no immediate plans to sell F1 and was pleased with its performance as well as that of Bernie Ecclestone.

[Source: Autosport, Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice haircut.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's a gay guy look!
      • 6 Years Ago
      And the beat goes on...and on...and...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Of course it would go where the money is - the Arab Emirates...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mosely's as much a jackass as Ecclestone.
      CVC would JUMP at the chance to sell F1 at the right price regardless of Ecclestone. Once F1 is sold it's the FNG's problem, Ecclestone included.

      I doubt that CVC would risk getting rid of Ecclestone and then sell F1...as they say, the whole thing is built around a 78 y/o guy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is one ugly man.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Since when did Andy Warhol take over the reins of F1?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Or..say...use our own natural resources.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love how Ecclestone can be so uber-rich and still look like a homeless man in a suit. Of course, that's still better than the dead muskrat that Trump wears on his head.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Enough already!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ecclestone to Mosley: "I bite my thumb at thee!"
      • 6 Years Ago
      Bernie Ecclestone is clearly some sort of Garrison Keillor alter ego, so he will still have the radio show to fall back on.

      http://globalartistvillage.org/gavblog/images-blog/garrison_keillor.jpg
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