Starting in the 1970s, Bernie Ecclestone reworked the administration of Formula One's business rights; he is generally credited with changing the game into the multi billion-dollar business it now is. At the point when Ecclestone purchased the Brabham group amid 1971 he picked up a seat on the Formula One Constructors' Association and amid 1978 turned into its leader. Already, the circuit proprietors controlled the salary of the groups and arranged with each exclusively, however, Ecclestone influenced the groups to "chase as a pack" through FOCA. He offered Formula One to circuit proprietors as a bundle which they could take or leave. Consequently, for the bundle every one of that was needed was to surrender track side publicizing and a display in the market.
The arrangement of the Federation Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA) amid 1979 set off the FISA–FOCA discussion, amid which FISA and its leader Jean-Marie Balestre debated more than once with FOCA over TV incomes and specialized regulations. The Guardian said of FOCA that Ecclestone and Max Mosley "utilized it to wage a guerrilla war with a long haul point in perspective." FOCA undermined to build up an opponent arrangement, boycotted a Grand Prix and FISA withdrew it’s endorsed from races. The result was the 1981 Concorde Agreement, which ensured specialized security, as groups were to be given sensible notification of new regulations. Despite the fact that FISA attested its entitlement to the TV incomes, it gave the organization of those rights to FOCA.