Inside Line F1 Podcast: What's next for Bernie Ecclestone?

In the latest Inside Line F1 Podcast, Kunal Shah and Mithila Mehta ponders on what the former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone could do next.

Inside Line F1 Podcast: What's next for Bernie Ecclestone?
(L to R): Vladimir Putin, Russian Federation President with Bernie Ecclestone,
Ron Dennis, McLaren Executive Chairman on the grid
Lewis Hamilton Helmet
Nico Rosberg
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing and VIPs drink champagne from shoes at the ExxonMobil headquarters
Bernie Ecclestone, with Chase Carey, Formula One Group Chairman and Flavio Briatore

Ecclestone was fired from F1. What should he do next? We think he could be a TV commentator, so he gets to travel to the races for free (since he’s known to be cheap!).

Or his good friend Donald Trump could hire him as an government relations expert? Current affairs indicate that Trump might need Ecclestone's service immediately.

Or maybe he could start up a business with his fellow unemployed men from the paddock, Nico Rosberg and Ron Dennis.

We always knew that F1 would find it hard to replace Ecclestone – that’s why the new owners have replaced him with three people.

The new management also thinks F1’s existing offices are too small – obviously, they were made for a one-man team only! And should F1 hire a circuits expert too?

2017 may not be Ecclestone’s year, but in all other sports, it is fast becoming the Year of the Oldies. Does this mean that Kimi Raikkonen will finally win some races this season? Likewise for Ferrari and Mclaren too?

We also talk about Lewis Hamilton’s helmet design competition (what would it look like if Adrian Newey designed it?) and Daniel Ricciardo’s oral tinea thanks to the shoeys.

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Kunal Shah is a former racer who works in the sports business industry. He pens his view on Formula 1 on his personal blog: kunalsf1blog.

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