Bernie Ecclestone has criticised FIA president Jean Todt, calling him “a poor man’s Max Mosley” in an interview with the Daily Express.
Ecclestone said Todt, who became FIA president in October 2009, has “not so much had a positive effect on Formula 1.
“He has been travelling around the world doing what Max didn?óÔéĽÔäót do too much ?óÔéĽÔÇŁ kissing the babies and shaking the hands. It is probably good for the FIA but we don?óÔéĽÔäót need it in Formula 1.”
Ecclestone said the new 1.6-litre turbo engines planned for 2013 “doesn?óÔéĽÔäót sound anything like Formula 1”.
He also criticised Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems, which have been reintroduced this year, saying: “It has just cost an awful lot of money and I don?óÔéĽÔäót know what it has proven.
“I don?óÔéĽÔäót think anyone knows or cares what it is or what it does. I get upset with these things.”
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