Ecclestone's blunt verdict on F1's new ambitions

Ecclestone's blunt verdict on F1's new ambitions

Liberty Media recently announced that Formula 1 will race in Vietnam for the first time in 2020 as the first new event it has sealed since buying the championship. But F1's greatest deal-maker is not impressed...

The announcement of a Vietnam Grand Prix for 2020 was a timely victory for Liberty Media as it came amid a general perception that Formula 1's owner is not keeping pace with its promise to bring about change.

With the desired flagship race in Miami in limbo while logistical and political challenges are tackled, Chase Carey and his colleagues had to be seen to be capable of pulling off a new event.

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