Red Bull team principal Christian Horner (center) and Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone (left) talk to soccer superstar David Beckham (right) prior to the Singapore Grand Prix on Sept. 22, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)
Bernie Ecclestone believes Red Bull team principal Christian Horner would be the “ideal” person to succeed him as Formula 1 chief executive.
Ecclestone, 83, has been in charge of F1 for 40 years and enjoys a close friendship with Horner, who has overseen Red Bull winning the constructors’ and drivers’ titles in the last four seasons.
“Christian would be ideal,” Ecclestone told British media at the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo. “I would be happy to hold his hand. We could have a transitional period. It needs someone who knows the sport.
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