Ecclestone wants Mosley to stay

Fri, 10 October 2008, 07:00

Oct.10 (GMM) Despite calling for Max Mosley to resign amid the sex scandal, Bernie Ecclestone now wants the FIA president to stay

Mosley, 69, is contemplating whether to renew his tenure beyond next October, and F1 chief executive Ecclestone said: “I would re-elect him for another two decades

“If he wants to stay, it’s right that he should,” the Briton told La Gazzetta dello Sport

In the wide-ranging interview, Ecclestone also played down suggestions the night racing concept might be set to spread beyond the inaugural Singapore grand prix

“It is limited to Asian and overseas races,” he said. “Theoretically all the grands prix in that part of the world could be at night, but in 2009 there will only be Singapore.”nnEcclestone also said he would be happy to see MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi switch to F1

Asked how much he would like to see it happen, the billionaire answered: “Very. I hope he will arrive one day, and Ferrari give him the machine to do it.”n

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