“Je regrette” says Streiff as he apologises to Todt

Philippe Streiff did not waste time in apologising

Philippe Streiff did not waste time in apologising


Philippe Steiff has acted quickly to fend off legal action from the FIA, Jean Todt and Gerard Saillant by apologising for comments he made about them in a web TV interview.

The former F1 driver had in essence questioned both the findings and composition of the FIA Accident Panel that investigated the Jules Bianchi accident.

After legal action was promised by the FIA yesterday he used Facebook to make an apology.

He said: “I let myself get carried away in front of the camera; the interview took a long time – too long – and I am aware that I made insulting and defamatory comments about Jean Todt, Gérard Saillant and the FIA, which I sincerely regret.

“I refute and take back these accusations, which are unfounded, and ask the press to remove them from their media.

“Lastly, I ask Jean Todt and Gérard Saillant, who are well aware of my health problems, to excuse me. I regret having said things about them that are totally out of line with the consideration that they both deserve.”

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3 responses to ““Je regrette” says Streiff as he apologises to Todt

  1. Patrizio Cantu'

    Philippe you are a great man, Jean Todt it’s a bloody stupid little man….

  2. nick

    Ironic that Gerard is concerned about his reputation given his conduct in the Hartstein affair … woeful double standard.

  3. Off Track

    Only regrets
    I have only regrets
    I thought things
    Were so wrong
    I have not learned to be strong

    Only regrets
    I will have only regrets
    For the grief doesn’t last
    It is gone
    I’ve forgotten the past

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