May 24, 2015
Bernie says Vettel and Rosberg are bad for his business. UK tax men seek $1.55 B from him.
""From a pure business aspect - sorry Nico if I have to say this - you are not so good for my business.”
Ecclestone put Germany's failure to come up with the fees demanded by him on the lack of popularity of Rosberg and four time champion Sebastian Vettel who people "hardly recognize walking down the street".
Lewis Hamilton on the other hand has no problem displaying his private parts to the world via well curated instagram and Twitter accounts and this makes him " a hero " and good for business.
Ecclestone did not stop with the drivers. Of Toto Wolff he said nobody would recognize him without his Mercedes team shirt and that Maurizio Arrivabene is only doing himself good, not Formula One.
currently seeking a whopping 1 billion pounds in back taxes on his Liechtenstein based Bambino Trust.
The fund is controlled by Ecclestone's ex wife Slavica and daughters Tamara and Petra. Ecclestone, who himself is paid alimony by his wife, is accused of having hidden information in 2008, when he reached a deal with Her Majesties Revenues & Customs over the trust. Because of new information, that deal has now been declared invalid
"They are the ones who are wrong" Ecclestone, currently a Swiss resident, shoots back" I always paid everything I owed. It's all very technical "
Well alright then.