by A. Phillips
LdM spekaing to CNN:
Speaking to CNN television on Friday 13 May, the Italian said the teams had three options. "We renew with [the commercial rights holders] CVC, or we theoretically – as the basketball teams did in the US with great success – create our own company, like the NBA. Just to run the races, the TV rights and so on," he said. "And third, to find a different partner.
"Bernie Ecclestone did a very good job but he has already sold out three times, so he doesn't own the business any more. It is CVC that will sell. It will be the teams' decisions.
Considering that CA is not totally finilized, I thout that this might be a not well covered signs of things to come. People who do not like manufacturers in F1 might have their wish, after all, and I hope they will like what they find after the Exodus.
I should add, Ferrari has signed a new CA, however worthwhile discussion could evolve, that the idea of manufacturer's series is never totally dead, and it goes beyond smart negotiations of special deals with BE.
Edited by Sakae, 22 August 2012 - 10:08.