Bernie Ecclestone: I’d like him to run Europe
Through the 2014 Sochi Grand Prix, Bernie Ecclestone and Vladimir Putin formed a friendship.
“I would like him to run Europe”: Bernie Ecclestone and Vladimir Putin became friends through the 2014 Sochi Grand Prix. Old interviews with the billionaire, 91, revealed that he was a ‘good man who wasn’t behind the Salisbury poisonings.
Both billionaires believe in strong leadership, so it’s easy to see Bernie Eccleston as a friend.
In case you were still unsure, the ex-Formula One boss, now 91, put them to sleep today in a great defense of the warring Russian president (69).
The 5’2 entrepreneur spoke out in a bizarre interview with Good Morning Britain. He said he would still take the bullet for Putin – a man of the average height, measuring 5’7.
The father-of-4 poured it all on, calling the warmonger a “first-class” and a “sensible” person – despite the thousands of innocents killed in his illegal invasion.
Ecclestone, however, said that such civilian casualties were not intentional and even blamed Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, for the war. He suggested that he should have tried harder “talk to Putin.”
These comments caused fury online while Foreign Secretary Liz Truss condemned them as shocking.
Both billionaires don’t believe democracy exists, so it’s easy to see Bernie Eccleston as a friend and Vladimir Putin as a foe. (Pictured in 2013 at the inaugural Russian Formula One Grand Prix.
After the Russian Formula One Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom, October 12, 2014, in Sochi (Russia), Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes GP passed Vladimir Putin on the podium.
They are not new to Ecclestone. Their friendship blossomed after the introduction of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix in 2014.
Under a seven-year lucrative deal, Sochi was chosen as the host city for the annual event.
However, the PS40million contract was terminated this year after the invasion of Ukraine.
Bernie and Vlad shared a box at various sporting events throughout the years after they signed the original contract.
They were often seen laughing together while exchanging jokes or deep conversations.
In 2016, the ex-F1 boss said that he believed Putin should run Europe.
Six years ago, he told the Times he would like him to run Europe.
“We don’t have anyone, so it can’t get any worse.” He does what he promises.
Then he admitted that he was not a supporter of democracy. A dictator is necessary. A dictator says, “This is what I’m going to do.” It gets watered down in a democracy.
Ecclestone offered to be a bullet in 2019 for the dictator.
He said he would “stand in front of a gun to save him” because he was a “good guy.”
He said that the illegal annex of Crimea was done to ‘bring Russia together.’
Ecclestone stated that he didn’t believe Putin was behind the Novichok attack in Salisbury and accused people of fabricating things.
He replied, “He didn’t do it.” He wouldn’t have time to worry about such things. Storytellers invent these things.
On March 4, 2018, former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was poisoned by the nerve agent Novichok with his daughter Yulia.
Dawn Sturgess (44) died on June 30 after coming in contact with the Novichok perfume container.
Two suspects, Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov were captured on CCTV in Salisbury just hours before the attack. They claimed that they were only visiting the town to see its cathedral.
The Russian government has denied any involvement in this incident.