Formula One kingmaker Bernie Ecclestone was wily enough to heap praise on Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi earlier this month. Photo: EPA
Richard Drew
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Foot in mouth? No problem when you make billions like Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone

F1 is a lucrative sports brand and despite his flaws, the kingmaker is keeping it ticking along very nicely

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Formula One kingmaker Bernie Ecclestone was wily enough to heap praise on Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi earlier this month. Photo: EPA
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