In the round-up: Bernie Ecclestone says F1’s new owners Liberty Media want him to remain in charge for three years.
Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and more:
Le Mans and F1 clash bad for Motorsport. I am pretty sure those in F1 circle will be jealous of us at the twice around the clock classic! ;)
— Pipo Derani (@PipoDerani) September 7, 2016
— ForTheLoveofIndy (@4TheLoveOfIndy) September 7, 2016
#F1 & Liberty Media: Foolishly, I continue to believe in a distinction btwn selling a sport's commercial rights & selling the sport itself.
— Richard Williams (@rwilliams1947) September 7, 2016
Oh and by the way – Liberty clearly know a lot about UK/European media having missed all 1st edition deadlines with their announcement…
— Daniel Johnson (@danielt_johnson) September 7, 2016
#F1 is sold to Liberty and teams can own a stake of it now. Should be great thing for the fans and viewers on long-term . Positive changes
— K.Beschir خليل بشير (@khalilracing) September 7, 2016
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On this day in F1
Alain Prost was fined $5,000 by FISA (now the FIA) on this day 30 years ago for “untruthful and insulting statements” after describing his disqualification from the Italian Grand Prix as “stupid”. Prost had started the race from the pit lane in his spare car but was later black-flagged for switching cars after the formation lap had begun.