Bernie Ecclestone: "Nico a world champion and nothing else"

Published on 08 Dec 2016 19:20

"Well, let’s just say he is a world champion," he said during the interview.

Bernie Ecclestone has said that Nico Rosberg won't be remembered as a legend.

Speaking to the Hindustan Times, the 86-year-old compared the retiring champion to contemporaries Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, and Fernando Alonso - all of which he says achieved more during their time in F1

"The other names that you mentioned (Hamilton, Vettel, Alonso) have obviously won more than a few times and have achieved more," he said. "So I would just call Nico a world champion and nothing else."

However,he did admit that Rosberg will be missed in future Formula One seasons.

"Okay, not as popular as Lewis but Nico was a very popular driver. So his absence is certainly not good for Formula One," he said.

Replies (3)
Posts: 303
i can miss him :)

i think Lance Troll and Blehrlein could make some big accidents next year :)
Posts: 135
Please retire as well Mr. Ecclestone.
Looks like he´s forgotten that Nico has beaten his great badmouthing legend lewis.

by the way this badmouthing seems to be typical british thing.. :-)
Posts: 14
That's a little bit stereotypical, Wolfgang.
As a Brit', I could say a lot about Germans too! ;-)

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