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SEPTEMBER 18, 2016

Carey in meetings without Ecclestone?

When asked what Liberty Media's plans are for F1, the sport's incoming executive chairman answered: "No more Liberty Media.

"It will be formula one," Chase Carey told the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag in Singapore.

Behind the engine noise at the glitzy night race, Carey has been meeting with F1 teams.

"It's incredibly exciting to be here," the American admitted. "It's my first time in formula one."

Bild am Sonntag reports that F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone was with Carey on Friday, but not on Saturday -- when Carey met with team bosses.

It is fuelling rumours that Ecclestone, 85, is on the verge of quitting.

The Briton's old ally Max Mosley hinted at the potential development in an interview with Sky, and now Ecclestone confirms: "Max knows me very well.

"If by chance things are going what I don't think is the right way - I may well be wrong - then I will disappear for sure," he warned.

According to Speed Week, Mercedes chief Toto Wolff confirmed that talks with Carey have been taking place in Singapore.

"I met him," he said.

"He brings a lot of experience from the US, you can feel that he is very interested in our sport and he said 'I will ask you a lot of questions'.

"I like that -- it's the right attitude," Wolff added.

(GMM)