Bernie Ecclestone has played down suggestions he might make a return to Formula 1. The former F1 supremo may be 88, but his friend Christian Horner says: "You never know with him," amid reports that he could return to take over from Liberty Media.
Ecclestone was quickly moved out of a position of power following Liberty's takeover in 2016, but not all of the Americans' changes to the sport have been well-received.
It was rumoured earlier this year that Liberty may be looking to sell F1, with Ecclestone a potentially interested party, but the former boss says a return is not on his mind.
Ecclestone told Corriere della Sera: "It would be a mistake to go back, even if I had the chance.
"Why should I try to change Liberty?"
But Horner, the Red Bull boss, thinks Ecclestone would be better than Chase Carey and the other Liberty Media executives at negotiating the Concorde Agreement and ending the dispute with disgruntled race promoters.
Ecclestone also notes that F1's TV ratings "have fallen", but he thinks that could change in 2019.
"Yes, if the competition improves," Ecclestone said. "In the past few seasons it was known before it started that [Lewis] Hamilton would win. How do you sell a product like that?"
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