For years at grand prix time, the winding
country road leading to the main entrance of the Hungaroring
circuit was marked by a sign in honor of the sport's commercial
supremo Bernie Ecclestone.
The 86-year-old Briton was shoved aside in January when
U.S.-based Liberty Media took control of the sport, however, and
the sign has disappeared.
Chase Carey, the moustachioed American who has taken over
Ecclestone's role, said it was nothing to do with him or the new
"I assure you we didnít have anything to do with it. We had no
role because I didnít know about it," he told Reuters with a
"I can assure you there will not be a Carey avenue," he added.
"It's like last year when we went to Mexico and our (paddock)
hospitality was (signed as) 'Mr E's'. We are not having 'Mr
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Nick Mulvenney)
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