RED BULL WELCOME TAKEOVER OF FORMULA ONE BY LIBERTY MEDIA

RED BULL WELCOME TAKEOVER OF FORMULA ONE BY LIBERTY MEDIA

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RED BULL WELCOME TAKEOVER OF FORMULA ONE BY LIBERTY MEDIA

Red Bull Racing has called on Formula One’s new owners Liberty Media to make the sport more broadly accessible following completion of a deal that values the sport at £6bn.

Christian Horner welcomed the deal, and the decision to retain 85-year-old Bernie Ecclestone as chief executive for a transitional period. He hopes this change will give the sport a chance to address major challenges.

Horner said: “I think F1 is guilty of being too complex, the regulations are hugely intricate, so the key factor is it needs to be kept simple,” he said.

“The casual viewer needs to tune in and follow and understand without having to be a specialist in DRS or energy recovery systems. I think we need to go back to basics son some of these regulations.”

“Serial winning in sport is never popular, and fans aren’t going to engage if they know what the outcome of a race is going to be. ”

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