The former Formula 1 boss managed to trigger the "WTF moment of the day" during his Good Morning Britain interview on Thursday.
“He’s a first-class person. What he’s doing is something he believed is the right thing he was doing for Russia."
Bernie's era of doing deals by a handshake at the back of a garage has long gone - the sport needs to move with the times to take its appeal to a new generation.
The greatest sport on the planet has a fan-base rich in diversity. Stretching the four corners of the globe, there are millions and millions of us hanging on every press conference, lap, pit-stop and chequered flag. We live and breathe F1 and without this support it's difficult to imagine the sport existing. But all this fascination hinges on one thing: the driver.
Ransom was not paid and two men were arrested.
Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law, who had been kidnapped in Brazil for a ransom of £28 million, has been freed, according
Aparecida Schunck was snatched from her home in San Paolo on Friday.
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law has reportedly been kidnapped in Brazil where her captors have demanded a £27.8m
And they aren't letting him get away with it.
Bernie Ecclestone has been mocked for doubting women are capable of driving an F1 car quickly. The motorsports boss told