Ecclestone: Sign Ferrari & Red Bull, rest can take it or leave

Chase Carey, Valdimir Putin and Bernie Ecclestone
Chase Carey, Vladimir Putin and Bernie Ecclestone

As the deadline for the 2021 regulations approaches, Bernie Ecclestone has told Liberty Media to secure Ferrari and Red Bull’s signatures and then tell the rest to “take it or leave".

Former F1 supremo Ecclestone reckons the best thing to do is get Ferrari, F1’s longest-serving team, as well as Red Bull on board and then tell the others to sign up or walk away.

“Make a deal with Ferrari and Red Bull," he reportedly told Auto Motor und Sport.

“Then go to the other teams and say: take it or leave."

"Make a deal with Ferrari and Red Bull. Then go to the other teams and say: take it or leave."#RussianGP #AMuS

Securing Ferrari’s agreement on the 2021 regulations is vital for Liberty Media with the Scuderia threatening to use their veto to block the rule changes.

While Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto says it would be a “shame" to do so, he has made it clear that the Scuderia will unless there is more freedom regarding the aerodynamic regulations.

“First, we have got the veto right and it would be a shame to use it," he told Autosport.

“I don’t think that’s the intention, I don’t think that’s what we are looking for.

“More important is to be very constructive. We’ve still got a month’s time to address the fundamentals by the end of October.

“If the regulations will not be fully satisfactory by that time I don’t think it will be a drama because we still have time to address and improve them."

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