Bernie’s de­nial

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Ousted F1 boss Bernie Ec­cle­stone has de­nied that he is work­ing on start­ing a break­away championship. Spec­u­la­tion had arisen fol­low­ing Lib­erty Me­dia’s takeover of F1 that Ec­cle­stone could work on start­ing a new ri­val se­ries. How­ever, in a state­ment last week, Ec­cle­stone said: “I wish to clear up the ru­mours that I am start­ing a se­ries to com­pete against the FIA For­mula 1 World Championship. I have built the championship over the last 50 years, which is some­thing I am proud of, and the last thing I want is to see it dam­aged.”

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