Ecclestone's peculiarity is his greatest weapon

Ecclestone's peculiarity is his greatest weapon

Bernie Ecclestone's comments during the European Grand Prix weekend raised plenty of eyebrows, and questions about his judgement. But, on the contrary, the supremo's words instead often serve to further his interests

Keen observers of the Lesser-Spotted Ecclestone have enjoyed rich pickings recently as this occasionally elusive creature presents himself more regularly in the wild.

Armchair experts and those who pontificate about Formula 1 from afar like to think that the sport's 85-year-old ringmaster is going a bit soft in the head - citing, for instance, his recent declaration that a particular F1 venue is "a shithole".

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