Bernie Ecclestone: Ex-F1 boss’ comments on Putin and racism far from ‘modern values of our sport’


Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R) and Formula One racing director Bernie Ecclestone talk during a 2010 ceremony of signing an agreement to bring Formula One racing to Sochi for a Grand Prix Russia in 2014
Formula 1 agreed a deal for Russia to stage grands prix when Bernie Ecclestone was the sport’s racing director

Formula 1 says comments by the sport’s former boss Bernie Ecclestone on Vladimir Putin and racism are in “stark contrast” to “modern values”.

On Thursday, Ecclestone said he would “take a bullet” for Russia’s president.

The 91-year-old, who was removed as chief executive when US group Liberty Media bought F1 in 2017, added that the Russian president’s war in Ukraine “wasn’t…



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