Bernie Ecclestone has left the paddock, his honorary president role a slap in the face. He went quietly in the mainstream media, but a lengthy gob-off with Moustache transporter and new F1 boss Chase Carey has been leaked…
A holiday goer at the ski resort that Bernie was staying at heard shouting and describes what he saw:
“I was just taking my Ski boots off in front of my chalet door before I heard these weird, animalistic noises coming from the nearby trees. I looked across and at first, thought I could see the pelt of a snow fox hanging from a branch. It was a little white furry thing, flailing in the wind.
But then the snow fox pelt turned around, and a face was attached to it, along with a frail frame of a man. It was Bernie Ecclestone. He was shouting on his Nokia 3310 at someone, and there was this other old guy in a red cap, sobbing at his feet. The way Bernie was pacing and swearing made me feel like I was watching a hybrid of “The Thick of it” and “Grumpy Old Men”. The only thing I remember him saying was something like, “Honorary President? you might as well facking title me Softcore Emperor, or Vacant Leader.” He was really angry. I ran into my chalet when his black eyes met mine, the glare he gave will haunt me forever.”
– Saul Tire