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APRIL 30, 2003

Ecclestone no believer in F1 democracy

Bernie Ecclestone says he does not believe in democracy in Formula 1.

"In my opinion," Bernie told a German newspaper, "it cannot work. As far as Formula 1 goes I believe is dictatorship."

Ecclestone said that teams "are only concerned about what advantages they could have for the next race. They never think about the next season and they never think about the sport."

Ecclestone also said that he does not believe the car manufacturers should be given too much control in the sport.

"Their executives are only interested in winning," he said. "If they don't they lose interest at some stage."