He's about to be 80, but F1 supremo says he can't stop working

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has vowed he will never retire.

Ecclestone turns 80 later this year, but has aid he will never stop work.

"I cannot stop," he said. "For me, to retire means to die.

"If I were to wake up in the morning and have no more problems or nothing more to worry about, then it will be no longer worth waking up."

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22 June 2010

[quote Autocar]"For me, to retire means to die.[/quote]Okay. Fair enough, but does it have to be all-out control of F1? How about working an allotment? A newpaper round? Pizza delivery?

22 June 2010

Please retire, please retire, please retire...

22 June 2010

[quote Autocar]"I cannot stop," he said. "For me, to retire means to die.[/quote] He'd retire and then get involved in the local bowls club and we'd soon have him running that and shortly afterwards there'd be a new world competition organised by him. At least he'd be gone from F1 at last. He seems to be the archetypal sufferer of "Napoleon" complex where no-one can do anything as well as he can. Sad really.


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22 June 2010

[quote ordinary bloke]He'd retire and then get involved in the local bowls club and we'd soon have him running that and shortly afterwards there'd be a new world competition [/quote]

There probably already is a World Bowls Championship, but he'd sell the rights to it. Doesn't matter if he didn't own it in the first place! That is, afterall, what he did with Formula 1.

World Bowls:

http://www.shortmatbowls.net/short-mat-world-championships-2010/

22 June 2010

Can we bottle up his work ethic and feed it to British youth. Doesn't matter if you like him or not you have to admire his ability.

22 June 2010

Oh God no!

Titanium bowls, 200000 seat stadia, astro-turf and £10 million a year bowlers.

All bowling the same shot time after time, after time, after....

23 June 2010

Die, Bernie, die...

23 June 2010

[quote MattDB]Doesn't matter if you like him or not you have to admire his ability.[/quote]

You mean his ability to be one of few F1 drivers never to qualify for a single race?

23 June 2010

[quote MattDB]you have to admire his ability.[/quote]

I have a feeling his ability rests entirely on having a hold-all crammed with cash and espousing the philosophy, "Every man has his price."

23 June 2010

And give the job too whom?, Damon Hill?, Michael Schumacher or how about Gordon Brown?

Peter Cavellini.

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