--
 
What does your car say about you?

The vehicle you drive could have a direct baring on your personality. Take a look...

What you should know about Turbodiesels

South African motorists were rather late to arrive at the performance/economy party that is the modern turbodiesel engine.

Ecclestone tasked with saving Brazil GP

2017-03-20 07:56

FORMER CEO TO THE RESCUE: Bernie Ecclestone been tasked with saving the Brazilian GP. Image: AFP / Lars Baron

London - Former Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone's renowned negotiating skills and access to state leaders have been called upon by his successor Chase Carey in order to save the Brazil Grand Prix.

Ecclestone, whose 40-year reign as the face of F1 ended abruptly in January when new owners Liberty Media appointed Carey to his role, told Sky Sports News  he had been asked to try and persuade the Brazilian president to contribute money to the Interlagos race.

'Put some money into the race'

Ecclestone said: "The only thing Chase has asked me to do, as he knows I'm going to Brazil this weekend, is to chat to the president to see if he will put some money into the race in Brazil.

"Otherwise it's possible we are going to lose that race, which I wouldn't like to do as I put it there 45-odd years ago and it's a good race."

The race, whose contract runs till 2022, has seen many memorable moments with Frenchman Alain Prost holding the record for victories at the track with six.

In 2009, Briton Jenson Button secured his one and only world title at the Sao Paulo circuit.

NEXT ON WHEELS24X
Read more on:    bernie ecclestone  |  brazil  |  motorsport  |  racing  |  f1

Inside Wheels24

Nope! Bottas hilariously rejects Ricciardo's 'Shoey'

Would you drink from a race drivers shoe? Well neither would Mercedes' Valterri Bottas as he rejects Daniel Ricciardo's 'shoey' ritual at the 2017 Austrian GP.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.