After Bernie Ecclestone, ex-FIA President Max Mosley is now pleading for a cancellation of the 2020 Formula 1 season.
They are united as always: ex-Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone (89) and his best friend, ex-FIA President Max Mosley (since last Monday 80). The two played double passes when Mosley was FIA president from 1993 to 2009. “We were like brothers who sometimes quarreled, but only if it was for the good cause”, says Ecclestone, analyzing the friendship between the two talking to F1-Insider.com.
To date, nothing has changed in the double passes. As soon as Ecclestone proposed not to start the Formula 1 season this year, his British compatriot followed suit. Mosley said to the German news agency DPA: “If you wait and see, you risk worsening the situation without having the certainty that you will win something. Then the teams and the race organizers would have security to plan and take action. They are currently in limbo and many are losing money. ”
Mosley gives another reason for this: “There is no guarantee that the races can start again in July, and it actually seems increasingly less likely.” Indeed, the cancellation of the GP of France, which has been scheduled for June 28, is expected to follow in the next few days. Silverstone has already ruled out ghost races. Also Mosley rejects GPs without spectators categorically: “That would be a financial disaster for most race organizers.”
Instead, according to the Brit, who speaks perfect German, the Formula 1 managers should now take the opportunity to reorganize their sport. Background: Even during his tenure, the excessive costs in the premier class of automobile sports were a thorn in the side of Mosley.
Mosley: “Now they can use the time to put Formula 1 on a sound financial footing for 2021.”