This week on our @Mnewsracing Twitter account we asked for your views on Bernie Ecclestone being removed from his Formula 1 role. Here are some of the best posts. Bringdaspeed (@Racing_lovinit) Have to move with the times. Honest rules for better racing, not ridiculous engineering requirements.
Chris Rockett (@Rockettmaaan) Respect due for a global sport built from scraps. Change needed as FOM setup poles apart from modern business.
Remy Bergsma (@remybergsma) Good, because progress is needed. He will be missed for sheer knowledge of #F1 business though.
Andrew gs (@thetoaster22100) Bernie gave the F1 circus a figurehead, strong initially but perhaps recently more about money than a competitive sport.
Daniel Jon Darbon (@Ddarbon) Hopefully we’ll now see real racing and please get rid of the p*ss poor engines! Back to V8 or V12 screamers!
Giulio (@Zfgrell) In these years F1 has lost a lot of appeal, but is it Ecclestone’s fault or the FIA’S?
Tono Villalobos (@javillalobosj) He was a key for #F1 success in the past, but anyway I don’t like Americans taking the business, it must be European.
Vinayak Pande (@Vinayakpande) The negativity he was bringing and the financial being broken it was affecting F1 as a whole. Good that he is gone. Negativity + broken finances = no Bernie is a good thing.
Dave Baker (@dsbphotographic) The real problem with F1 is not commercial rights, it’s the damn stupid rules the FIA impose. Roy Craig (@roycraig99) I must say it will be good for F1, some of Bernie’s ideas are just too far from reality. I witnessed his start but look forward to the future without him. Reza Pars (@Rezapars) The king is dead, long live the king! Maybe less focus on bottom line and more on fans. Nicky Fox (@nickyfox22) Think he did a lot of good in the past, some things I strongly disagreed with, but think F1 is going to be bigger + better.