Wheels24.co.za | Ecclestone tasked with saving Brazil GP


Wheels24.co.za | Ecclestone tasked with saving Brazil GP
  1. Wheels24.co.za | Ecclestone tasked with saving Brazil GP
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    Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone's renowned negotiating skills and access to state leaders have been called upon by his successor Chase Carey in order to save the Brazil Grand…
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London - Former Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone's renowned negotiating skills and access to state leaders have been called upon by his successor Chase Carey in order to save the Brazil Grand Prix.

Ecclestone, whose 40-year reign as the face of F1 ended abruptly in January when new owners Liberty Media appointed Carey to his role, told Sky Sports News  he had been asked to try and persuade the Brazilian president to contribute money to the Interlagos race.

'Put some money into the race'

Ecclestone said: "The only thing Chase has asked me to do, as he knows I'm going to Brazil this weekend, is to chat to the president to see if he will put some money into the race in Brazil.

"Otherwise it's possible we are going to lose that race,…

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