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Weber hits out at F1 'wimps'

Willi Weber has blamed self-interested bosses and wimpy drivers as the reason why Formula 1's viewer numbers are declining. This season, despite efforts to entice fans back to the sport, viewer numbers have once again taken a hit. This was most noticeable at the German GP where around 50,000 tickets were sold compared to the 120,000 of yesteryear. And Weber, best known for being Michael Schumacher's first manager, believes Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt bear some of the responsibility. "There are many reasons for the decline of the Formula 1," he said in an interview with Sport Bild. "First, the fish rots at the head. "Bernie Ecclestone is much too old to embrace the...
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