Will F1 really be sold by Christmas? Joe Saward 5000 certainly isn't convinced:
Bernie does not suddenly come out talking about deals that are close to completion. And let us not forget that he has always been (and always will be) completely hooked on secrecy. So the only obvious conclusion is that no deal is close – and that his remarks are deliberately designed to achieve some other goal. Eighty-five-year old leopards do not change their spots.
So maybe we shouldn't expect a large, Formula 1 shaped box under the Christmas tree this year. What Bernie's "other goal" might be, he doesn't say.
I still think Joe could have told us that without mentioning Bernie's spots. [dry-heave]
Source: Joe Seward blog