By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The 81-year-old is a big fan of the way tennis is organised, with the sport's four major Grand Slam tournaments - the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open - helping increase the allure of the sport. The Briton believes that F1 could also have certain races that are marked as being special in a certain way.
It is uncertain what Ecclestone means by his recent coimments but perhaps he is hinting that the drivers could get extra championship points from such "Grand Slam" races or else they could occur only once every four years like the Olympics.
Ecclestone is also said to have been highly impressed by the organisation of the 2012 London Olympics and was pleasantly surprised by the massive support that the event received from sports fans around the world.
He stated that the F1 chiefs can tinker with the format of the motorsport calendar in order to make the races more exciting. In the past weekend, the tentative calendar for the 2013 season was leaked which revealed few changes to the schedule. The only notable change appears to be the replacement of the Grand Prix of Europe by the Grand Prix of America.
Ecclestone, speaking to the Financial Times Deutschland, said: "I will never again watch the pole vault and the long jump and all that but because it was the Olympics I watched it. It's hype."
"Formula one doesn't have the hype.
"Maybe if we only had a race every four years it would be the same sort of hype (as the Olympics).
"We could have five one-off races, [like] the grand slam in tennis."
He also revealed that talks are ongoing with the cash-strapped Nurburgring circuit in order to stage the German Grand Prix there next season but he warned that Hockenheim circuit could permanently get the rights if talks do not progress.
"We are just looking at Hockenheim every year. We have got no contract with the Nurburgring but we are talking."