F1 Distance Themselves From Ex-Boss After Shocking Pro-Putin Interview – WTF1

F1 Distance Themselves From Ex-Boss After Shocking Pro-Putin Interview

Appearing on Good Morning Britain, ex-F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has come out in support of Vladamir Putin’s shocking invasion of Ukraine. In the same interview,  Ecclestone also suggested Lewis Hamilton should ‘brush off’ the racist remarks made against him earlier this week. 

The 91-year-old spoke of his friendship with the Russian President, saying that “I’d still take a bullet for him” and added, “he’s a first-class person and what he’s doing is something he believed was the right thing he was doing for Russia.”

“Unfortunately, he’s like a lot of business people, certainly like me, we make mistakes from time to time, and when you’ve made the mistake you have to do the best you can to get out of it,’ Bernie added.

When asked about Piquet’s recent racist comments over Lewis, Eccelstone replied, “I’ve known Nelson for an awful long time. I was with him a couple of weeks ago. It’s not the sort of thing Nelson would say, meaning something bad.”

“He probably thinks lots of things he says which might upset us or might feel a little bit offensive…. to him, it’s nothing. It’s just part of conversation.”

“I’m surprised Lewis hasn’t just brushed it aside”, he added. “Or, better than that, replied. But he’s now come out, and Nelson has apologised.”

F1 have since distanced themselves from their former chief, stating that “the comments made by Bernie Eccelstone are his personal views and are in very stark contrast to position of the modern values of our sport”. 

21 thoughts on “F1 Distance Themselves From Ex-Boss After Shocking Pro-Putin Interview

  • Michael Irons says:

    Bernie is washed

    So glad he is no longer running the show. He is so backwards and is friends only with his bank balance. I’d be all for F1 banning him from races so we don’t need to hear his idiotic and irrelevant opinions again.

    • Luka Tabakovic says:

      The fact that he has the audacity to go out publicly and say that about Putin that he is similar to him in the sense that when you make mistakes you have to try to fix them however Bernie fails to see that Putin’s so called ‘mistake’, as Putin clearly doesn’t see it as one, was one that has killed thousands of people and almost bombed half of Ukraine so when Bernie decided to comment on the fact that he is similar to Putin he is not they are only similar in the fact that they are both twisted in the mind. It is almost impossible to reason with people who believe their own twisted nationalistic lies.

      • Steve Mccarron says:

        Your grasp of history and politics is pathetic. We did not hear a squeak from you an your kind when Donbass and Donetsk has had 15,000 civilian men, woman, children and old people killed because they have been shelled every day since 2014 up to today.

        Ukraine had it’s big backer the USA and so never had any intention of observing the Russian requested Minsk-1 and Minsk-2 accords both broken by Ukraine.

        The onlt culprit of this invasion is Ukraine and their proxy war sponsors, as usual, the USA

        Get you facts right and stop talking rubbish!

          • Макс Hity says:

            Man, i see you stupid if say Ukraine bombed themselves, and you don’t talk about how it’s started.

          • Steve, a simple thing. You’re saying that Kiev authorities bombed their own territory, including Donetsk and Luhansk. First of all, it would be very stupid to bomb themselves. Second of all, these 2 cities don’t look to be destroyed by bombs like Chernihiv or Mariupol, so people contest if it actually happened – perhaps it’s just ethnic Russians who are saying that they were bombed, but they were not. I wouldn’t grant this assumption of Kiev government bombing their own teritory. Third of all, think of Catalonia who wanted to secede from Spain. Spain suppressed the referenfum. Imagine if they killed Catalonian civilians – would it give a right to France to invade with a “peace-keeping” mission? No, the answer is no. If Russia thought that Russians were being killed in Ukraine, they should have asked for an international prosecution against Kiev government and presented evidence to the world for everyone to agree. They didn’t do it, because there isn’t enough evidence. If you’re a neighbour of country behaving badly against their own citizens, you have no right to fix the problem for them. Let’s not kid ourselves, Ukraine can’t threaten Russia militarily, so even if you were right that Ukrainians were killing Russians in Ukraine, Russia had no rights to intervene.

        • Kevin Hampton says:

          The Minsk agreements gave Russia everything they were after, handing chunks of Ukraine over to Putin so he could forever meddle with the rest. You’re blaming the victim for not handing the mugger her purse. Weird position, dude.

          • Steve Mccarron says:

            Russia asked for Russians living in those areas to be left in peace. That was beyond Kiev’s doing with the almost inveitable consequence

          • Steve Mccarron says:

            Minsk accords were requested by Russia to protect ethnic Russians. Not to aquire control or territory. However, Kiev could not stop itself form its continuing violence aimed at civilians.

          • Steve Mccarron says:

            Keep thick, it suits you. Being judgemental take no effort for you, thinking does, I understand. Big words and huge import might make you somewhat crazy??? Enjoy your genocidal, regime change, murderous, entity. Give Boris’s boots a good lick with your toungue. The game is over for you.

        • Donetsk and Luhansk don’t look like they were bombed for 8 years long while Chernigiv, Mariupol, Kharkiv and Severodontsk are in ruins after 4 months of sPecIaL OpErAtIon (war) which aim is to destroy Ukrainian identity and culture as it’s dangerous for autocracy of Russia to have democratic Ukraine. Ukrainians have all chances to live better in the future than ordinary russians. Russia can provide comfortable life only in big cities like Moscow and St.Peterburg because all money are being stolen by groupe of powerfull men that have power from 90s, smb from the USSR times.

          15000 dead including ukr soldiers and separatists. Shelling was from both sides. So, I don’t know what the f*ck are you talking about.

          • Steve Mccarron says:

            You missed the important details of Minsk-1 and Minsk-2 If Zelensky and his goons had abided by them, then there would have been no invasion. The CIA has been operative in Ukraine since 1949 and Ukraine is just the latest puppet leader, coup, proxy war. Enjoy you ignorance. PS, have you heard of James Baker?

          • Steve Mccarron says:

            Ukranians had the chance of a better future??? So where exactly did the 40 billion Euros gifted by Europe go since 2014 then? Even in the EU perople are starting to ask. Now the West is broken, and it is about to be broken even more. Ukraine was and is regarded as the most corrupt country in Europe. It is only because of USA hegemony driving a nasty globalist adgenda- that this invasion happened. You should be shamed.

            That hegemony has resulted in the destruction of countless country’s, endless pointless wars and billions killed. Yemen, 500,000 dead and counting. And I am in the wrong????

          • Steve Mccarron says:

            The only reason for this invasion is because Ukraine insisted in killing in regions supposedly protected by peace accords. A better life for Ukranian’s??? Now at the EU people are starting to ask where 40 Billion Euros in a supposed development fund has vanished since 2014. Ukraine is and was the most corrupt country in Europe. Not just my opinion, but the opinion of honest politicians and spokespersons. Ukraine is just the latest installment of USA and globalist hegemony that frankly the world is getting tired of. Endless wars, regime changes, countrys consigned to the stone-ages and billions killed for what? Ukraine is just the latest proxy-war, puppet regime, regime change disatster in plain sight. Your friend, Madeline Albright stated that 500, 000 dead civilians in Iraq was just acceptable foriegn policy. Fine if they are not your friends, family and so-on.

            I do not stand with Russia, the USA, the EU, or Ukranians, however I stand against those who have ensured that this situation, like so many others before it- had to happen because it was their way

      • Steve Mccarron says:

        What makes you think Putins actions are a mistake? Why do you think for a moment he might consider them as a mistake. Why?

        The only mistake was Ukraines insistence on bringing an invasion to its borders.

    • Steve Mccarron says:

      You are a crass morain. Ecclestone is widely credited as making FI safer and into a multinational franchise of stratospheric proportions. A proved narcissist like you might have had problems understanding that I suppose. Like him or not, he is a legend amongst true F-1 fans, British or otherwise.

      • Concorde007 says:

        Well this is hilarious. I didn’t think the GRU would target WTF1 but here we are. You write like a Russian who has learned English from another Russian. Not like a native English speaker. Also a true F1 fan knows it’s F1 and not “F-1”. We’re not into negative figure formula 😂

  • Bernie more interesting reading would be how you lost the F1 franchise by your stupidity… so please could you detail it, we only know the headlines and how hard you have been trying to be knighted

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