Ecclestone would rather lose another team from F1

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Pedro de la Rosa, HRT, Yas Marina, 2012In the round-up: Bernie Ecclestone hopes F1 loses another team following the loss of HRT.

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Formula One has too many teams for Ecclestone (Reuters)

“I’d rather have ten. I never wanted twelve. It’s just that ten is easier to handle, for the promoters, for transport. We’d rather have ten… so long as we don’t lose Ferrari.”

Alonso charges up Ferrari “Let’s push it past the limit” (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

“There were several incidents in which the other teams were at the limit, but not us. But this has always happened and always will. However, we too have to think within the confines of the rules while looking for some limits, some holes, like the other teams do in order to improve our performances.”

Team bosses say Alonso is best of ’12 (Autosport)

“It is the second time in the five years that the team principals’ top ten has been running that Alonso has taken the number one spot.”

Respect For Seb (F1 Speedwriter)

“There is a substantial body of fact-ignoring opinion that still refuses to recognise him as a genuine F1 superstar.”

Gang of ‘millionaire muggers’ who targeted F1 boss and Tory peer jailed for 53 years (London Evening Standard)

Maybe they were HRT fans.

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Comment of the day

@Dragoll is disappointed to see Mercedes’ Norbert Haug go:

I think it is a huge mistake to cast aside someone of Norbert Haug?s contribution to F1. Even Mercedes themselves acknowledged the large contribution he made to their return to F1.

Some team principals/managers don?t deserve the position they hold, and have it due to politics or financial ownership. I think in the case of Norbert Haug, we should celebrate his contribution to the sport and hope he stays within motorsport in the future.@Dragoll

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On this day in F1

Five years ago today McLaren confirmed Heikki Kovalainen would drive for them in 2008.

Kovalainen was dropped after two years with the team and joined Lotus for 2010. He’s been with the team – now Caterham – ever since, but there are doubts over his place for 2013.

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66 comments on Ecclestone would rather lose another team from F1

  1. Irejag (@irejag) said on 15th December 2012, 5:11

    What F1 needs is to give the teams more freedom to develop the cars and for FIA to put a proper commissioner in place who will tell Bernie to keep his mouth shut and remind him that his only job is to put tracks on schedule each year.
    As far as I am concerned F1 needs to get themselves into a position where they can have a similar saying as the the NFL, “Any given Sunday.” I don’t want to see any teams finish without any points at the end of year. Give the fans some decent racing.
    I am a Red Bull fan through and through, and I am proud that Red Bull has won 3 years in a row, but no way should the last race arrive and only 2 drivers are fighting for the championship.
    That is my little rant. Thanks for listening.

  2. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 19th December 2012, 19:39

    ..That’s Bernie!

    Rubbish excuse, the sport makes enough money, make it work. I doubt he’d feel the same if Caterham or Marussia left and were replaced with Toyota or Honda.

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