Former F1 boss, Bernie Ecclestone got the public’s attention when he defended the actions of Russian president Putin in his war with Ukraine.
He said, “I would still take a bullet for him. I’d rather it didn’t hurt but I would still take a bullet”.
These statements triggered criticism on social media as they come in the wake of worldwide condemnation of Putin for launching the invasion that has cost thousands of lives. This triggered F1 to release a statement to that effect.
The statement said, “The comments made by Bernie Ecclestone are his personal views and are in very stark contrast to the position of modern values of the sport”.
It is not the first time that F1 has had to issue a statement to distance itself from controversial remarks made by Ecclestone.