Face to face with Bernie Ecclestone

Face to face with Bernie Ecclestone

The health of Formula 1 is never off the agenda, and lots of issues were already in the spotlight before teams lodged a complaint with the EU. DIETER RENCKEN had a lot to discuss with Bernie Ecclestone

Sid Watkins - Formula 1's Doc Supreme - once said: "Arguing with Bernie Ecclestone is like reading a newspaper in high wind". At Sochi, we tested the veracity of the massively missed professor's observation, finding it to be utterly true.

We meet in Bernie's hospitality suite while FP3 is in full swing, the agreed time of 1100am having come and gone. He apologises, muttering disarming phrases about having broken off a meeting with "important people, but I explained that you were more important..." before postponing the next interview, with Russian media.

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