Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone thinks Formula 1 needs to act now to prevent a downward trend of unpopularity.
Before qualifying in Hungary, amid a climate of paddock doom about dwindling spectator and television numbers, Ecclestone met with team bosses.
Afterwards, it emerged that Ecclestone would revive the Formula 1 career of Flavio Briatore in the wake of his ‘crash-gate' ban by appointing him the head of a new ‘popularity working group'.
When asked about the flamboyant yet divisive Italian figure, Ecclestone is quoted by Italy's Tuttosport: 'We'll see. We'll see what we can do.'
Ecclestone is following up the Hungarian meeting with another...
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