The race for ownership of F1

The race for ownership of F1

Formula 1 could be set for a change of ownership in the next year. DIETER RENCKEN takes a look at those who could be shaping up to swoop in and take the reins

Once again the sale of Formula 1's commercial rights is in the news, what with the Daily Express - to which Bernie Ecclestone has an inside line - in the build-up to the British Grand Prix weekend suggesting the sport's beleaguered ringmaster could purchase back the rights that he originally acquired on behalf of his family at a bargain basement price, and subsequently resold thrice over.

Following Ecclestone's strident criticism of F1 2014-style this writer originally concluded that a buy-back could be on the cards, and that Ecclestone was simply suppressing the price through his somewhat bewildering comments. After all, whoever heard of a CEO so publicly criticising his own show?

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