There's no point in trying to play this straight. Ask Bernie Ecclestone about What Happens Next, and useful answers come there none. The man is an object lesson in evasiveness. It's therefore up to professional Bernie-watchers to do the digging. Five of the best analyse the Bernie method and media, his retirement and good works, and the Bernie legacy.
By Peter Windsor
I'm not sure that Bernard Ecclestone (as I know he prefers to be called) is as much a 'sportsman' as he is a 'racer' - in the truest, purest sense of the word. Above all he's ultra-competitive. He loves winning, hates losing - and, like Michael Schumacher, will go to some lengths to stop other people from being successful, even if it means that he, too, fails to win.