Ecclestone will leave F1 if he doesn't like direction

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Bernie Ecclestone says he will "disappear for sure" if he doesn't like the direction F1 takes in the near future.

The sport is under new ownership following the acquisition by Liberty Media, with American Chase Carey coming in as chairman alongside Ecclestone, who remains CEO. Despite continuing in his role at present, Ecclestone told Sky Sports he will have no problem walking away from F1 if he does not agree on the path it should be taking.

"Thank God at the moment I don't need the money, I don't need a job," Ecclestone said. "And if by chance things are going what I don't think is the right way, I may well be wrong, then I will disappear for sure."

When it was put to Ecclestone he will have to work with Carey as part of the new ownership structure, the 85-year-old replied: "The only thing I have to do is die and pay my tax. Short of that I don't have to do anything".

Ecclestone has previously stated he has been asked to remain as CEO for another three years by Liberty Media, having helped make F1 such a profitable investment for CVC Capital Partners over the past ten years.

Carey is present in Singapore this weekend, meeting key members from all the teams as he casts his eye over Liberty Media's latest purchase.

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