Sidepodcast // All for F1 and F1 for all

Next race: Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne
F1Minute // Bitesize Formula One news

Liberty Media replace Bernie Ecclestone as Formula One chief // F1's leadership undergoes shake-up for first time in a long time

Published by Christine Blachford

Liberty Media replace Bernie Ecclestone as Formula One chief
Credit: GEPA pictures
Liberty Media replace Bernie Ecclestone as Formula One chief audio waveform
00:01:00
Slow

Bernie Ecclestone revealed it himself first, that he was no longer in charge of Formula One, but new bosses Liberty Media soon followed up with the confirmation – they have officially taken control of the sport and their first task was to replace Bernie. The 86 year old’s tenure at the top is over, and although he still has an honorary title within the new organisation, it looks as though his day to day dealings with the sport are over.

Ecclestone said: “I was deposed today, I am no longer the leader of the company. My days in the office will be getting quieter now. Maybe I will attend a grand prix sometime in the future.”

Meanwhile new boss Chase Carey doesn’t seem too taken with good corporate governance guidelines, taking on both the chairman and CEO role of the F1 group. He says: “I’d like to recognise and thank Bernie for his leadership over the decades. The sport is what it is today because of him and the talented team of executives he has led.”




Buy from Amazon - Pocket F1 Handbook: Guide to the 2015 Grand Prix Season

365 F1 stories

Which Belgian writer, journalist and Porsche specialist - and brief F1 driver - died on this day in 2008?

F1 team launches
Sauber F1 TeamOnline20 Feb
Renault Sport F1 TeamTBC21 Feb
Sahara Force India F1 TeamSilverstone, England22 Feb
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamSilverstone, England23 Feb
McLaren HondaTBC24 Feb
Scuderia FerrariFiorano, Italy24 Feb
Williams Martini RacingTBC25 Feb
Haas F1 TeamTBC26 Feb
Red Bull RacingOnline26 Feb
Scuderia Toro RossoBarcelona, Spain26 Feb
F1 test schedule
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain27 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain28 Feb
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain1 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain2 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain7 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain8 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain9 Mar
Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaSpain10 Mar

On this day in F1 history