Volume: 12 Issue: 9
Early last month, Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One Chief Executive, bought his way out of a lawsuit initiated against him regarding an alleged bribe to influence the sale of a stake in F1. Nevertheless, it may soon happen that Mr Ecclestone, aged 83, will not be able to do what in his opinion he does best - run F1. Whether he stays on himself or appoints a successor, F1 must properly address a number of issues it is currently facing. Dr Péter Rippel-Szabó, an Associate with Bird & Bird, provides an overview of the current challenges the highly popular race series must confront.