Expressed his support to the Russian president
RV RACING PRESS
Former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has publicly stood by and reiterated his support to Vladimir Putin despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Ecclestone labelled Putin as a ‘sensible’ person who would be open to discuss with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy and find a solution.
“I’d still take a bullet for him,” Ecclestone told ITV’s Good Morning Britain.
“I’d rather it didn’t hurt, but if it does I’d still take a bullet, because he’s a first-class person.
“What he’s doing is something that he believed was the right thing he was doing for Russia.
“Unfortunately, he’s like a lot of business people, certainly like me, we make mistakes from time to time. When you’ve made the mistake, you have to do the best you can to get out of it.
“I think if it had been conducted properly, I mean the other person in Ukraine [Zelenskyy], I mean, his profession, I understand, he used to be a comedian.
“I think he seems as if he wants to continue that profession, because I think if he’d have thought about things, he would have definitely made a big enough effort to speak to Mr Putin, who is a sensible person and would have listened to him and could have probably done something about it.”