In the last few days Bernie Ecclestone the ring master of the Formula1 circus has been finding himself in an unfamiliar position.  Bernie is normally used to taking over things but in the last few days there has been a persistent rumour that Formula1 will be taken over by Newcorp which is a part of the Empire of the media Moghul Rupert Murdoch.  This news is related to prosecution of Ecclestone and rights owners SLEC of illegal activities to better business in Germany.  However, the sprightly and diminutive 80 year old has vigorously pushed aside all such rumours and says that things are and will be under his control.