Ecclestone controversy

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Former Formulation 1 President Bernie Ecclestone, from Ibiza, has defended Vladimir Putin over the conflict in Ukraine, saying he would “take a bullet” for the Russian President, whereas additionally claiming Lewis Hamilton “must be blissful” that Nelson Piquet apologised for his use of a racial slur.

Showing on ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Thursday morning, Ecclestone got here out in defence of Putin, saying he “believed he was doing the fitting factor for Russia”, and blamed Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy for failing to interact in dialogue together with his counterpart.

Formulation 1 rapidly distanced itself from the remarks in a press release which learn: “The feedback made by Bernie Ecclestone are his private views and are in very stark distinction to place of the trendy values of our sport.

Ecclestone, 91, stated of Putin on GMB: “Sadly he is like loads of enterprise individuals, actually like me, that we make errors occasionally and while you make the error, you must do the most effective you possibly can to get out of it.

Eccelestone is believed to be on vacation on Ibiza.

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