Out with the old
The news of Bernie Ecclestone’s ‘removal’ as CEO of Formula 1 last month came as no great surprise.
As soon as the Liberty Media deal was announced in 2016 it seemed unlikely that an 86-year-old with an inability to grasp social media, and an almost vice-like grip over the sport, would have any future with a modern-day media company.
Sensibly, as soon as the buyout was confirmed, Liberty acted swiftly, moving Bernie aside and replacing him with a trio of people to take the sport into a new era.
I can’t wait to see what Liberty bring to the table, but let’s hope they strike a balance between necessary improvement and retaining the essence and history of what made F1 great in the first place. Steve Walker By email