Is Bernie Ecclestone a hero or a villain?
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Is Bernie Ecclestone a hero or a villain?

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, AUTOSPORT staff

The ousting of Bernie Ecclestone as Formula 1 chief executive is huge for the top tier of motorsport. But how will the 86-year-old be remembered?

Liberty Media's first move as it confirmed its takeover of Formula 1's commercial rights was seismic: Bernie Ecclestone was ousted from his role as chief executive of Formula 1 as part of a major restructure by new owner Liberty Media, and replaced by Chase Carey.

The reshuffle, which includes Ross Brawn returning to F1 in a senior role with Liberty, brings an end to a 40-year reign for Ecclestone, who has been handed an honorary role as chairman emeritus.

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