Ecclestone applauds Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, keens to keep it as a permanent fixture

Article by Christian A., on November 12, 2010

If Bernie Ecclestone had his way, the venue for the Formula One will remain in Abu Dhabi forever. Ecclestone’s satisfaction is up to the roof with how the people in Abu Dhabi has prepared for the race, with its state-of-the-art facilities.

Who wouldn’t be ecstatic with the results? The race has generated over $40 million a year for the FOM (Formula One Management). It’s anticipated that on its second year, the grandstands will still be full.

With all these achievements and compliments, Ecclestone prides himself for approving the Yas Marina based project.

In an interview with the Gulf News, Ecclestone said that he is so satisfied with the superb setup in Abu Dhabi that he doesn’t mind at all if the race is held there “for as long as they want it.”

He also emphasized that the contract he had pursued with the Abu Dhabi organizers benefits the entire Formula One, including the teams.

He acknowledges that he has a reputation of being “hard, uncompromising and uncaring” but he says that he doesn’t care especially since it was his attitude that made many people in F1 “very wealthy.” [via espn]

Topics: abu dhabi, formula 1

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