F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone hints that he may have to step down: Ecclestone is set to go through a lengthy bribery trial

Ecclestone is set to go through a lengthy bribery trial

By: GMM on March 4, 2014

Bernie Ecclestone is suggesting that the bribery affair is at least affecting his ability to fully commit F1.

LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Bernie Ecclestone is suggesting that the bribery affair is avoiding him from totally committing to F1 duties.

Bernie Ecclestone has hinted for the very first time that he may possibly need to voluntarily stage back from working Formula One particular.

Till now, the F1 chief executive has been resolute in the encounter of the bribery affair, insisting the sport’s proprietor, CVC, supports him unless of course he is located criminally guilty in a forthcoming trial.

“We really don’;t have any changes planned at the minute,” a CVC source advised the Guardian.

“The board continuously testimonials facts and conditions, and the existing position is that no alterations are planned.”

But now, Ecclestone has been quoted as suggesting the affair is truly limiting his potential to run F1 properly.

“I’ve been spending time on this [civil] case and to devote time on Munich, I am not ready to give what I typically would do, 24-6, to the organization,” he informed the Financial Times.

“I’ve been seeking, above the last number of many years, for someone who can join me to aid with what I have to do.

“I will at some point be in a position, if I determine to retire — or regrettably turn into dead — to have an individual to stage into my shoes,” Ecclestone additional.

Even though it is believed the 83-12 months-old’s Monetary Occasions feedback have been manufactured weeks ago, Ecclestone informed the Guardian this week that the journalist “misunderstood him.”

Ecclestone was also asked if he will be able to carry on to run F1 during the Munich trial, to which the Briton answered “of course.”

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