Bernie Ecclestone says F1 still has too many teams

Formula One regulations specify that a minimum of ten teams and twenty cars are mandatory.

Updated: December 17, 2012 13:50 IST
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London: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has said that the sport continues to have too many teams. This despite the departure of the HRT outfit at the end of the 2012 season.

There currently are 11 teams which will compete in the 2013 seasons but Ecclestone has been quoted as saying that he won't mind another team going off the list. "It's just that 10 is a lot easier to handle - for the promoters, for transport. We'd rather have 10, so long as we don't lose Ferrari," he said.

HRT has been looking for a buyer after it went into liquidation but Ecclestone, when asked for his opinion on the matter, said that he does not believe anybody would want to buy the team (read: HRT not in the list of teams for 2013).

In a report published in BBC, Ecclestone though did shed light on the venues saying that while he is waiting for a response from Turkish authorities on the race in Istanbul (read: Istanbul F1 on course), he has categorically refused the possibility of Austria as a venue (read: Red Bull offer own track in Austria for F1 race)

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