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Rosberg hits back at Ecclestone's 'windbags' jibe

  • Published on 14 Apr 2016 12:11
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Championship leader Nico Rosberg has hit back at Bernie Ecclestone's claim that current F1 drivers are "windbags". F1 supremo Ecclestone's jibe followed the controversial release of a Grand Prix Drivers' Association letter, in which the body was critical of F1's management.

"RacingUnited," Mercedes driver Rosberg said in a 'hashtag' accompanying a mass 'selfie' photo of him with fellow F1 drivers over dinner in Shanghai. "Or in Bernie's words, 'WindbagsUnited'," the German added.

It was said the GPDA letter was backed by the entire grid of drivers, but racers including Kimi Raikkonen, Kevin Magnussen, Rio Haryanto, Jolyon Palmer and Romain Grosjean were missing from the dinner in China.

Ecclestone said recently: "What sort of interest do they have, the drivers, other than taking money out of the sport? I've never seen one of them put one dollar in. You go to dinner with them and they don't even pay the bill. They shouldn't even be allowed to talk. They should get in the car and drive it." (GMM)

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  • lol Berni fart complaining about taking money out of the sport???! This old pervert is the biggest swindler there is in all of motorsport! He steals from the beggar's pots of poor countries just so they can host an F1 race, if they happened to be rich he he hangs them high and dry.

    POT, KETTLE, BLACK, anyone?

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    • Apr 14 2016 - 15:32
    • Yeah, the irony is strong in this one, thats for sure.

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      • Apr 14 2016 - 20:11
  • f1dave

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    So Bernie resents paying for dinner ?

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    • Apr 14 2016 - 15:54
  • khasmir

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    Just another money and power hungry hypocritical fool.
    No wonder he gets along so well with the likes of Putin and such...

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    • Apr 14 2016 - 19:27

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