Just so nothing is taken out of context, the following is a direct quote from Bernie Ecclestone: "Adolf Hitler was a man who was able to get things done. In a lot of ways, terrible to say this I suppose, but apart from the fact that Hitler got taken away and persuaded to do things that I have no idea whether he wanted to do or not, he was in the way that he could command a lot of people, able to get things done.
"I prefer strong leaders. Margaret Thatcher made decisions on the run and got the job done. She was the one who built this country up slowly. We've let it go down again. All these guys, Gordon and Tony are trying to please everybody all the time...Max would do a super job, he's a good leader."
He added that he doesn't believe that having Sir Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists, as his father should count against Max.
"I don't think his background would be a problem," he continued. "Politicians are too worried about elections. We did a terrible thing when we supported the idea of getting rid of Saddam Hussein, he was the only one who could control the country. It was the same with (the Taliban)."
So this jerk, who is bleeding F1, defines a great leader by what they get done, not who they are, or who they destroy in the process. This an absolute disgrace, that this jerk is any kind of a spokesperson for F1.
He says it was wrong to get rid of the Taliban and Saddam, is this guy informed about what goes on in this world, or does he just not care when lives are being destroyed.
So does Bernie even care how many Jews and non-nationals Hitler murdered? My gosh, what the Taliban did was so degrading that I am shocked that this guy would ever condone their actions.
Back to F1, now that we know Bernie's criteria for a good leader and that his partner Max according to Bernie is a good leader.
We get an insight how Bernie treats those around him (promoters, etc.) and what is clear, F1 needs Max and Bernie to go and get as far away from F1 as possible.
My wish is that Max will stand for re-election as that will bring about the split that F1 needs.
FOTA does not need Adolf Ecclestone and Saddam Mosely; they do not need the Taliban (FIA).
Get rid of the dictators, give the fans what they want and deserve, the best series, one that is designed to cater to the fans, not the fascist and his followers.