Thursday, 13 December 2012 14:33
Ecclestone wants Formula 1 to shed one more team - With HRT F1 bowing out of Formula One, Bernie Ecclestone would be happy to see the sport lose one more team.
"I'd rather have 10," the Formula 1 Chief Executive told Reuters on Thursday. "I never wanted 12."
HRT F1's departure leaves just 11 teams on the grid for 2013. It emerged recently that the struggling back marker Marussia F1 is the only team on the 2013 entry list that is yet to be offered a new Concorde Agreement deal.
"It's just that 10 is easier to handle, for the promoters, for transport," Ecclestone said.
He thinks it is unlikely anyone will step up to rescue HRT F1, who according to one unpaid supplier is already in liquidation.
"I wouldn't think that anyone would want to (save HRT)," said Ecclestone.