Ecclestone replies to GPDA letter

Bernie Ecclestone has wasted little time in sending a reply to the GPDA after the drivers’ organisation yesterday wrote an open letter demanding change to the governance system that runs F1.

The GPDA letter, signed by Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel and chairman Alex Wurz, said that the “decision-making process in the sport is obsolete and ill-structured.”

Ecclestone began his own letter with “Dear Gentlemen,” before making clear that he was in a mischievous mood by adding, “I’m not sure this is the right description.”

He then wrote: “It is not always easy to agree with you but you are correct. We must, as you have stated, urge the owners and all stakeholders of F1 to consider restructuring its governance.

It is easy to analyse what is wrong, so why not think and come back on this. At least it is better to think before you wish.”



Filed under F1, F1 News, Grand Prix News

7 responses to “Ecclestone replies to GPDA letter

  1. Gridlock

    I’d replace “was in a mischievous mood” with “is a “.

    GP drivers risk their lives and he profits. And he speaks to them like this?

  2. Mick

    I must thank Bernie for helping me wean myself off my lifelong F1 addiction before it moves exclusively to Sky where I will no longer see it. In a couple of years (or much sooner) I will have no interest left whatsoever. Bernie really is much smarter than everyone else, he realised I needed help before I did.

  3. Brian

    Man, Bernie and his students surely have mastered the art of dismissive arrogance. The only thing missing now is Marie Antoinette. Let them eat tire walls.

  4. GeorgeK

    Hey Bernie, why bring ideas to you and CVC, when you don’t listen and quite obviously don’t give a damn about any ideas but your own.

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