Adam Parr could be next to sue Ecclestone

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Adam Parr

(GMM) Former Williams chairman Adam Parr has confirmed it was Bernie Ecclestone who pushed him to leave formula one.

Earlier this year, Briton Parr – Williams' de-facto team principal – suddenly quit, despite his apparently rising stature within the Oxfordshire based team and the F1 paddock.

His shock departure was met with cynicism, as it coincided with the end to an impasse with F1's chief executive over Williams' stalled Concorde Agreement negotiations.

The Telegraph hinted at the time that Parr "was the victim of a power play", and the latest rumor is that he could be set to commence legal action against Ecclestone, F1's chief executive.

At the time, Williams said Parr resigned simply to spend more time with his family.

He has now admitted in his new book 'The Art of War – Five Years in Formula One': "I had resigned that week, rightly or wrongly believing that Ecclestone had told my board that no Concorde offer would be forthcoming while I was running Williams.

"Under the circumstances, I chose to stand down so that the team could make the best deal possible with him. The offer arrived the day after my resignation had been announced," added Parr.

12/04/12 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone's next headache could be in the form of former Williams chairman Adam Parr, according to a report in the German language Speed Week.

Earlier this year, Briton Parr – Williams' de-facto team principal – suddenly quit.

His shock departure from the famous team and the sport was met with cynicism, as it coincided with the end to an impasse with F1's chief executive over Williams' stalled Concorde Agreement negotiations.

We reported in March that Parr never saw eye-to-eye with Ecclestone.

The Telegraph hinted at the time that he "was the victim of a power play", while Speed Week journalist Peter Hesseler has now gone one step further.

He repeated rumors that "a former team official" could be set to commence legal action against Ecclestone, because the F1 chief executive earlier this year threatened to call off Concorde Agreement negotiations if he didn't quit.

Writing in Speed Week, Hesseler said the unnamed team official is almost certainly Parr.

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