King Bernie deposed. The end of an era

Bernie is out of F1After 60 years of a long career in F1, Ecclestone was put aside while in the Circus a new era is starting. Many people said, it would never going to happen. Along many years, we moved forward thinking it was impossible to see a F1 without Bernie Ecclestone. Now, it is real… Even if this situation has an aftertaste quite bitter. Mainly, because it is an end of a long era. Mister Bernie is 86 years old, he is not the leader of the corporation which controlled the Formula 1 for a long, long period of time.

His role is taken by Chase Carey, mister moustache in charge of Liberty Media. His long smiles given during many GPs in 2016, where sometimes alternated with serious faces when he understood leaving Ecclestone in the F1, it was blocking him from having freedom of action and power.

Bernie Eccleston is 86 years old

Now, Bernie is out of the game but this new era is full of doubts. Something inevitable, any time there is a change. If you listen the proclaims of the new masters, it is pretty clear we will see a revolution in the near future to take place. Ecclestone made clear, he has no intentions to create an alternative competition capable to battle with F1 and the FIA:

“I built this competition around the world in the last 50 years, something I am very proud. Last thing, I would like to do it is to damage it. New masters of this motorsport, they will be capable to manage this organization properly but in a different way”

Manor F1 racing team closed

Meanwhile, the new owners have to face the drop-out of Manor F1 team. Another box is shutter down, another race story is over. Last 27th of January all employees (212 men and women) were left home without a job. Teams agreement provides a space for 12 teams, so there is an empty space for at least two more teams.

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Ricciardo: “Vettel is the worst enemy of himself”

Ricciardo and Vettel

The Australian Formula 1 driver of Red Bull Racing Team, he is preparing his new season. Recently, Mark Webber defined him like one of the most constant Formula 1 pilot of the last season. He thinks, Daniel is ready to win a Formula 1 Championship but Red Bull must give him the right car to beat Mercedes and Hamilton.

Ricciardo is now in his Perth to enjoy this winter break with his family and friends. When he was informed about those statements, he simply said:

“I am really looking forward to win a race. I am still optimistic, if we get closer to the Mercedes we can do it. I think I am ready”

Ricciardo enjoying Perth

During this period of time, Daniel is enjoying this break to train himself, increasing his muscles. This is something important for the new season where the new cars will be more demanding and difficult to drive:

“Yes, training will be really important. Our new car will be phisically demanding but if I do what is necessary, I can arrive to next test of February with the right attitude”

In this Circus which lost his F1 World Champion, more and more Lewis Hamilton will be the pilot to beat who is a good admirer of Ricciardo:

“Lewis is tough… He was always correct toward myself. Sometimes we talk each other, sometimes we do not. I did not create too many friends inside this motorsport, but this is not my main target hence I do not believe he will phone me, as well as I believe he does not wait me to do so”

After Lewis, there is Vettel. His ex-team mate is coming out from a season just a little bit disappointing with his Ferrari:

“I think Seb is a very unique person. He is a person who lives and breathe just to enjoy this sport. My feeling is that he thinks just how to become a World Champion. This is not wrong but when the situation is not working, this can become quite frustrating. He won four consecutives championships with Red Bull, one of the most amazing period of time ever seen in Formula 1. I believe he was thinking to be able to win with Ferrari, too. Those results did not come or at least not so fast like he believed it could be possible. I think he got a great talent but sometimes he is capable to be the worst enemy of himself. When he is relaxed, he is amazing”

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