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?óÔé¼Ôäót do too much ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ kissing the babies and shaking the hands. It is probably good for the FIA but we don?óÔé¼Ôäót need it in Formula 1.”
Ecclestone said the new 1.6-litre turbo engines planned for 2013 “doesn?óÔé¼Ôäót 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?óÔé¼Ôäót know what it has proven.
“I don?óÔé¼Ôäót think anyone knows or cares what it is or what it does. I get upset with these things.”
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