Murdoch set for F1 meetings in Abu Dhabi

Nov.3 (GMM) Media mogul James Murdoch is in Abu Dhabi for talks with Formula One chiefs, the Mirror newspaper reports.

Jean Todt, FIA President and Bernie Ecclestone, FOM
Jean Todt, FIA President and Bernie Ecclestone, FOM

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The report said figures from top teams McLaren, Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes are set to meet with Murdoch, the News Corporation and Sky official.

The Mirror said Murdoch's father Rupert, arguably the world's most influential media figure, has had his interest in Formula One sparked by his British channel Sky's new subscription coverage of the sport.

Now he is considering "a bigger slice" of F1, the report added.

Interestingly, FIA president Jean Todt is also in Abu Dhabi for a rare Grand Prix attendance.

Asked if the entire future of the sport could be on the agenda, a key F1 figure is quoted as saying: "Why not?"

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jean Todt , Bernie Ecclestone
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes , McLaren
Article type Rumor
Tags ferrari, mclaren, murdoch, red bull, todt