Ecclestone looks to Brawn in the FIA, but not on Liberty: “we don’t need an engineer”


After the clarification that Ross Brawn has made this Wednesday, stating that it has no agreement with Liberty Media and their collaboration has been limited to consultancy work, Bernie Ecclestone has made a statement about it.

The current Executive Director of the Formula 1 sees Ross Brawn a perfect complement to a constituency sports such as the FIA, but believes that it makes no sense to incorporate the company which manages commercially the category. “Would be happy that he came to the FIA, it would be a luxury. I have not spoken with him for quite some time, I don’t have the slightest idea of what I could do. But nothing with us (Liberty Media), we do not need an engineer or anyone with the work of Ross”.

Before speculation in the German press that claimed that Brawn would replace Ecclestone as Chief Executive, Ecclestone has denied this and has stated in statements to Autosport “Liberty Media can do what you want when you have the full control of F1, but right now do not have it”, commenting in addition that “Liberty Media shareholders, Chase Carey has taken the place of Peter Brabeck as Chairman, but does not control the company. Have 10% of the company, at this time I am still the executive Director, is the same company that has always been. If Liberty takes control, then you are in a position to do what they want, as anyone with a can do”.