Ecclestone considers ‘grand slam’ idea for F1

Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he is considering emulating tennis’ ‘grand slam’ concept for F1.

The sport’s chief executive revealed he was impressed by the “hype” generated by London’s Olympic Games recently.

“I will never again watch the pole vault and the long jump and all that but because it was the Olympics I watched it. It’s hype,” he told the Financial Times Deutschland. “Formula One doesn’t have the hype.”

So the 81-year-old Briton revealed that his idea is to designate “five one-off races”, a bit like “the grand slam in tennis”.

“Maybe if we only had a race every four years it would be the same sort of hype (as the Olympics),” said Ecclestone.