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F1 needs Ecclestone to stay in charge

With Bernie Ecclestone's Formula One future in doubt amid bribery allegations, one of the most influential team bosses on Wednesday said the series' prosperity relies on him remaining in charge. Christian Horner, team principal of reigning constructors' champion Red Bull, believes Ecclestone is "the only guy" who can ensure F1 maintains its global reach as the premier motorsport series. The 83-year-old Ecclestone, who has built his F1 powerbase since the 1970s, is awaiting the outcome of a $140 million bribery trial relating to F1's sale in 2005. Evidence was heard at London's High Court at the end of last year about the measures Ecclestone allegedly took to maintain his grip on...
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