What's behind Ecclestone's comments?

What's behind Ecclestone's comments?

Bernie Ecclestone's recent comments about the state of Formula 1 in interviews with national broadcasters have made headlines, but what was the motivation behind them? DIETER RENCKEN analyses the two appearances

When Formula One Management CEO Bernie Ecclestone makes two TV appearances on national broadcasters as disparate as RT in Russia and ZDF in Germany within a week, there simply has to be a ploy.

When he faces the German cameras with former FIA president Max Mosley - his mate of 40 years' standing, and whose administration sold him the sport's 113-year rights for a pittance - deliberate strategy clearly overtakes tactic.

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