Bernie Ecclestone continues to show his support for Vladimir Putin. The signs of rejection of the conduct of the Russian president have been happening since the conflict with Ukraine began. However, Ecclestone continues to defend his friend. “I’d still take a bullet for himI’d rather it didn’t hurt, but I’d still take a bullet for it,” he told ITV’s Good Morning Britain.
“Is a first class person and what he is doing is what he thinks is right for Russia“, he maintains in these statements. “Unfortunately there are many business people, like me, who make mistakes and when we make them you have to do your best to solve it,” he justifies.
He has also issued his opinion on Zelensky, president of Ukraine. He points out that, had he acted better or in a different way, the conflict could have been avoided. “The other person in the Ukraine, in his profession, was a comedian and it seems that wants to continue with that profession“, recounts about the figure of the president.
“I think that if he had thought things through and made an effort to talk to Mr Putinwho is a sensible person, would have listened to him and probably could have done something about it,” he adds.
“It was not intentional”
“It was not intentional a war and I am sure that if Ukraine had wanted to get out of it properly they could have done so“, says Ecclestone.
Formula 1, meanwhile, continues to dissociate itself from these comments, assuring that they are personal opinions that “contrast very sharply with the position of modern sports values“.