Why Would He Do That?

Former world drivers champion Nigel Mansell says it would be be wonderful if F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone bought the legendary Siverstone circuit.
"I think it would be wonderful if Bernie ended up buying the whole thing and doing something very special," Mansell told the Daily Telegraph in Britain. Silverstone's current Grand Prix contract runs until 2009. The circuit is perpetually high on Ecclestone's list of gripes as he demands upgrades.  But Mansell said of the 76-year-old: "He is the only person who could afford to do that.   It would cost a lot of money but Bernie is the godfather of motor sport."
Silverstone is currently owned by the British Racing Driver's Club.  Of course, the questions are: Why would Ecclestone buy Silverstone?  What would he do with it?

Credit F1-Live.com for the quote.