"Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has described Adolf Hitler as a leader able to"get things done" in a discussion about dictators during an interview with The Times newspaper."
"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," Ecclestone was quoted as saying."
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In what universe does this old irrelevant person live? do you know? in what venue is this acceptable language in 2009?
Can someone answer that?, please I fail to understand.
I thought all those folks with that justification for murder were all dead or too old to talk.
One apparently still lives in Formula 1.
Just maybe! that may be one of the problems F1 has, stupidity, plain and simple, having leadership that thinks Hitler was a great organizer but he just got side tracked.
Hitler was a great organizer of murdering millions of folks, just in case that gentleman does not know that.
There is no excuse for those comments, there is no justification that is acceptable, at least not in this modern world.
I guess if your a zillionaire like Mr. Ecclestone you can say anything, no matter who it hurts.
I truly think this man is living in the past, it is time for him to move on, F1 needs to move on.
I'm not the brightest man around, I have a hard time putting two sentences together but I do know those old tired sentiments belong in the past.
Mr. Ecclestone apparently does not understand that.
Bernie Ecclestone has to go, period, he should resign immediately.
The future of F1 may depend on that, or Formula1 can continue on this same path of continuous idiotic comments and Sunday drives with no racing.