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Max Mosley has asked the 74-year-old to take over his role dealing with the 'problems' within Formula One.

"He hasn't said yes and he hasn't said no," the FIA president revealed at a Monaco lunch.

Ecclestone confirmed that accepting the job would involve 'removing myself' from dealing with the commercial side of grands prix.

But he said: "I am seriously considering the proposition."

It is expected that Ecclestone's appointment in the F1-specific job might mollify the dreadful relations between the teams and Mosley.

And there might be another power play at work, too.

With the uninterested banks left to do Bernie's job, they might simply decide to sell their 75 per cent stake to the group of unhappy F1 carmakers, or back to Ecclestone. -GMM

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