Date: 25th June 2015 at 8:21am
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Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has been praised by former FIA president Max Mosley.

The former head of the FIA was speaking following reports of a potential takeover of the sport.

Miami Dolphins American football team owner Stephen Ross hopes to buy a stake in Formula One, with the 75-year-old working with investors from Qatar Sports Investments.

They have held talks with CVC Capital Partners to purchase a 35.5% stake in the holding company that owns F1, a deal which could be worth around $8billion.

It is believed that currently no formal bid has yet been lodged and that due diligence is still being undertaken.

But despite Ecclestone’s age at 84, Mosley believes he is still the only man to take the sport forward.

‘He is very amazing, the way he keeps going. Most of us at a certain age get tired,’ he told BBC Radio 5 live.

‘He is the person who has managed to sell it everywhere, I am sure CVC have had thoughts about an 84-year-old chief executive. There is nobody else who does the job as well.

‘I said to him the other day: ‘Don’t you feel tired in the afternoons?’ He said that the phone calls come in and the emails come in and that gets adrenaline going.

‘He’s very interested in what he does and does it very well. Age tends to be flexible.’