Bernie Ecclestone tips female F1 executive to take over at the top

• Sacha Woodward-Hill is F1 Group’s chief legal officer
• Ecclestone says he has no intention of retiring
• ‘F1 is better off serving rich over-70s than youth’

Bernie Ecclestone has insisted he has no intention of moving on from running Formula One despite speculation about his future. But should the time come for him to step aside the 84-year-old suggested Sacha Woodward-Hill, a senior female executive within the organisation, would be ideally placed to take over.

Ecclestone briefly stepped down from the board of Delta Topco, which owns the F1 Group, of which he is chief executive, to concentrate on the bribery case in Germany he faced earlier this year. He revealed at the end of the season he would return to the board and confirmed on Thursday that he has no intention of leaving it.

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