Bernie Ecclestone: Technicians Should Be at Home Playing On Playstations

Adam PooleAnalyst IDecember 5, 2008

Oh my Lord, he's at it again

We thought Bernie Eccleston couldn’t do worse for himself after the racism row with Lewis Hamilton, and the slow demise of Formula One. However, he managed to out-do himself, and in rather spectacular fashion.

Speaking to Sky News about the Honda demise, Ecclestone took a dig at the teams saying, "The trouble is the teams are basically run by technicians who really should be at home playing with their Play-Stations rather than spending fortunes."

This latest bout of verbal bile comes from Ecclestone after Honda Racing had been forced to withdraw their team from F1, following financial difficulties. An announcement was made this morning.

Many fans, including myself, have questioned how the sport will continue with the recent stresses and strains on the teams and the sport in general to cut the spiraling costs. However, Ecclestone has told the BBC, "F1 is in no bigger crisis than any other company in the world at the moment but the world won't stop, that's for sure."

In my opinion, if Bernie truly believes this then he is more blinkered than I originally thought and maybe, just maybe, is growing senile.

It is true that many companies are struggling with the current financial crisis, no one can doubt this; however, what Bernie fails to recognise is that the sport's main income revenue stream is on the edge of collapsing as well. 

Who am I talking about? The answer is: the fans.

It is thought that the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA), who met today, will react badly to the comments made by Ecclestone. Nobody can blame them, but there's little they can actually do.

The simple answer would be a boycott early on in the season; however, with the current team sponsors spending millions of Euros a year to get their name on the side of an F1 car, this wouldn't do the team any favors. 

Once again, the teams are in a position where all they can do is sit and take the constant steam of sludge slung upon them by Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley.

Keep up the good work, Lads!