June 20, 2010

UK: F1 Chief Bernie Ecclestone, 79 vows never to retire - "That means to die"

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BERLIN, Germany / Bild am Sonntag / June 20, 2010

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He turns 80 this year, but the Formula One Supremo Bernie Ecclestone has vowed never to retire

"I cannot stop," the sport's British Chief Executive told the German Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag.

"For me, to retire means to die."

"If I were to wake up in the morning and have no more problems or nothing more to worry about, then it will be no longer worth waking up," added former team owner Ecclestone, who rose to power with Max Mosley
by his side in the late 1970's.

He was divorced from his long time wife Slavica last year, and is now frequently seen with much younger new girlfriend Fabiana Flosi, involved with the marketing of the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix.

Ecclestone confirmed that he now lives with Flosi in London.

Source: F1 SA.