Musings on the 'No Angel' book

Musings on the 'No Angel' book

Tony Dodgins gives his take on 'No Angel: The Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone', the latest book by Tom Bower on how the Formula 1 supremo amassed his fortune

After a relatively peaceful 2010 politically, at least on the surface, we were suddenly jolted awake in Melbourne when Bernie Ecclestone labelled the FIA a joke and Jean Todt 'a poor man's Max Mosley.'

"What's Bernie up to?" someone mused in the press room, a question that must have been pondered a zillion times over the past four decades or so. People tell you that Max is still deeply involved in the background. You can be sure that whatever Bernie is doing, it will be connected with the control of Formula 1's revenue streams ahead of the fast-approaching time when the existing commercial agreement with the teams runs out at the end of 2012.

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