Ecclestone: "Ferrari played a major role in making Formula 1 what it is today"

08-12-2019 09:21
by Tom Mason
F1 News
Ecclestone: Ferrari played a major role in making Formula 1 what it is today

Bernie Ecclestone played a key role in making sure Formula One is as popular as it is today he believes that Ferrari has been the most important party for the sport.

I think Ferrari played a major role in making Formula 1 what it is today. They were there from the beginning, it's a magical name," Ecclestone said in an interview with Beyond the Grid.

 "If you ask any person about motorcycle racing, they will also name Ferrari

 “I used to stay in close contact with Mr Ferrari. It wasn't easy, because he didn't speak English and I didn't speak Italian. So we always needed an intermediary, but he was always very positive and helpful. ”

 The 89-year-old businessmen was replaced as the chief executive of the Formula One Group, although he remains as chairman emeritus and acts as an advisor to the board

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