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Ecclestone: It's good publicity for Silverstone

Deposed Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone told AFP that the furore over remarks he made on Russia's invasion of Ukraine were 'good publicity for Silverstone', which is hosting this weekend's British Grand Prix. In an interview on British television on Thursday, the 91-year-old defended both former world champion Nelson Piquet, who allegedly used a racial slur when discussing seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton in a podcast last year, and Russian president Vladimir Putin. In the TV interview, Ecclestone called Putin a 'first-class person' and said 'I'd still take a bullet for him.' F1 responded in a statement that Ecclestone's 'personal views are in very stark contrast to the position of...
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