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Stand-off between two car legends – Clarkson v Ecclestone

The Formula One world was shocked by the news that Bernie Ecclestone, all-time chief executive of Formula One Group left office. Well, most likely he was nicely (or might not nicely) asked to leave it. Castling in management was due to the change of controlling shareholder. It had subsequently been bought out by Liberty Media. “I officially got sacked. I not just stopped being the head of the company, I’m out of Formula One for good”, Bernie Ecclestone said. Chase Carey would run the Group as chief executive. Everything would have been fine, but Chase is American. That’s below the belt for patriotic Brits and no less conservative Europeans. Because American a priori cannot lead...
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