Ecclestone again within the F1 paddock for first time since saying he would ‘take a bullet’ for Putin

Bernie Ecclestone is again within the F1 paddock for first time since saying he would ‘take a bullet’ for Vladimir Putin as mogul, 92, is accompanied by his spouse Fabiana in Sao Paulo forward of Brazilian Grand Prix

  • Bernie Ecclestone returned to a Components One paddock on Thursday
  • Mogul, 92, was accompanied by his spouse forward of Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix
  • Ecclestones personal a espresso farm a 25-minute helicopter journey from Sao Paulo metropolis 

Bernie Ecclestone returned to a Components One paddock on Thursday for the primary time since saying he would ‘take a bullet’ for Vladimir Putin.

The 92-year-old mogul, who has since apologised for defending the Russian invasion of Ukraine, accompanied his spouse Fabiana forward of Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix. She is attending as vice-president of the FIA for South America.

The Ecclestones personal a espresso farm a 25-minute helicopter journey from Sao Paulo metropolis, the place the race will likely be staged.

Bernie Ecclestone and his wife Fabiana in the F1 paddock in Sao Paulo on Thursday

Bernie Ecclestone and his spouse Fabiana within the F1 paddock in Sao Paulo on Thursday

Ecclestone was as a result of go to the Austrian Grand Prix in July however stayed away amid the furore over his feedback. His final race on website was Abu Dhabi in 2019, earlier than lockdown.

The game’s present homeowners, Liberty Media, who took over Ecclestone’s creation in 2017, are cautious of his presence, however made no try and void his paddock cross.

A spokesman for Components One advised Sportsmail: ‘We made clear earlier this yr that Bernie Ecclestone’s earlier feedback have been one thing we disagreed with.

‘He was a part of F1 for a lot of many years and helped to construct the game, and he’s attending the occasion along with his spouse, who’s representing the FIA.’

The 92-year-old has since apologised for defending the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The 92-year-old has since apologised for defending the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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