CVC boss slams Ecclestone

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Bernie Ecclestone faces sharp criticism from F1 owners CVC for the second time this year.

CVC Capital Partners board member Martin Sorrell gave the following quote to the Daily Mail following Ecclestone’s words of support for disgraced former Renault boss Flavio Briatore:

First, we had Hitler did good, now we have cheating is acceptable. Where will it end? His latest comments are yet another example, I?m afraid, of Bernie being totally out of touch with reality.

When will CVC’s patience with Ecclestone run out? While he took home a $4m (??2.5m / ??2.7m) pay packet CVC lost over $500m (??313m / ??340m) on F1 in the last financial year. Figures like this are likely to be a greater concern than negative headlines.