After 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.
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”
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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