GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - MARCH 02: A McLaren logo is displayed during the Geneva Motor Show 2016 on March 2, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

McLaren’s Executive Director, Zac Brown, was the first of the ten Formula One teams to speak out on the newly announced ousting of Bernie Ecclestone as the head of the Formula One conglomerate he started over 40 years ago, paying tribute to the 86 year old and stating that while Ecclestone will be a tough act to follow, the changes ahead should only make the sport bigger and better.

"Today we should all pay tribute to a remarkable entrepreneur. He will be a very hard act to follow," Zac Brown said on Twitter. “McLaren welcomes Chase Carey and Liberty Media to the F1 family – they will take F1 forward and make it bigger & better.”

Brown acknowledged that the sport is only where it is today thanks to all the efforts of Mr Ecclestone and the fact that things will only get better is thanks to all the hard work he has put in over the years and that McLaren is more than eager to work with the new owners in any way they can.