- Ecclestone has had amazing longevity in F1
- Ex-driver Herbert calls him "a dictator"
- Controversies had failed to derail him as CEO
- He is now the sport's chairman emeritus
This is an updated version of a story first published in September 2016 when Liberty Media launched its takeover of Formula One.
(CNN)Every time Bernie Ecclestone was under threat, he typically reverted to humor.