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Liberty Media’s F1 deal strikes right notes but highlights Ecclestone’s contribution (The Guardian)
"I want to be clear that, certainly, the established markets – the home and foundation of Formula One in Europe in particular – are of critical importance."
Ecclestone: Liberty entering F1 to make money (Autosport)
"I don't know why anybody criticised CVC because they were shareholders, they weren't management."
Formula One will be taken to 'next level', says new executive chairman after £6bn takeover (The Telegraph)
"Carey, a director for Sky News owner Sky Plc, was crucial for Murdoch in ensuring the phone-hacking scandal did not affect his American businesses."
Liberty takeover offers a longer-term vision for F1 (Reuters)
"If you had to write down a list of who you would want to buy Formula One, Liberty would be top of that list."
F1 needs Bernie Ecclestone in charge, says Sir Stirling Moss (BBC)
"He is exceptionally important - thank goodness we've got him for three years."
John Malone’s Liberty Media aims to drive F1 into digital age (FT - registration required)
"Sponsorship and digital can be pushed a lot harder. The new management team will really be looking to exploit these areas."
Not so fast, Mr E (ESPN)
"Ecclestone has arguably gone too far with many things, more noticeably his soulless paddocks and an isolation policy that keeps the stars away from the people who pay to watch. It's as if these irritating spectators clutter Ecclestone's vision of an immaculate business that generates money."
'Brilliant' Ocon impresses Ryan at start of Manor career (F1i)
"The kid’s brilliant. The kid for sure is going to be very, very good - he is already very, very good - but like anything until we have a car under him that he can demonstrate his abilities then we’ve got to wait and see, but he’s not put a foot wrong since he’s been with us."
Force India rubbishes Slim takeover rumours (Motorsport)
"There's no truth in that rumour at all, there are no discussions going on with Carlos Slim regarding buying the team."
Verstappen’s ‘a different calibre’ (F1)
Helmut Marko: "Whatever the regulations permit we will do - probably not to the full extent next year as Toro Rosso cannot work as quickly as Red Bull Racing, but I expect that this will change over a period of two years."
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