F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone writes pointed open letter to drivers

Ecclestone fires back at drivers
Ecclestone fires back at drivers

Bernie Ecclestone wasted little time sending a reply to the Grand Prix Drivers' Association after the organization wrote an open letter on Wednesday, demanding change to the governance system that runs Formula One.

The GPDA letter, signed by McLaren driver Jenson Button, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel and chairman Alex Wurz, said the "decision-making process in the sport is obsolete and ill-structured."

Ecclestone began his own letter with "Dear Gentlemen," before making clear that he was in a mischievous mood by adding, "I'm not sure this is the right description."

He then wrote: "It is not always easy to agree with you but you are correct. We must, as you have stated, urge the owners and all stakeholders of F1 to consider restructuring its governance.

"It is easy to analyze what is wrong, so why not think and come back on this. At least it is better to think before you wish."

'But he didn't stop there. He wrote "you said every individual acts in the best interest of the sport. I have been in F1 for almost 50 years. "I think you meant to say 'in their best interest of the sport."

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