F1 ringmaster pokes fun at teams in his Christmas card
21 December 2009

Bernie Ecclestone has pulled no punches in his infamous personalised Christmas card.

This year's card shows outgoing FIA president Max Mosley, BMW's Mario Theissen and Toyota's John Howett setting sail into the sunset, while the rival team bosses wave farewell.

See Bernie's Christmas card in hi-res

Another boat is also in the water, carrying a rocket launcher-toting Flavio Briatore and a pirate flag. Several sharks are also in the water.

In the background Ecclestone can be seen sitting in a lifeguard's station with a Baywatch-style floatation device at the ready.

Ecclestone's Christmas card's have recently tackled some of F1's biggest scandals head on: in 2007 Ron Dennis was pictured being handed a present by former chief designer Mike Coughlan, while last year the cartoon showed Mosley whipping team principals.

Twitter - follow autocar.co.uk

Join the debate

Comments
6

21 December 2009

It's clear to see that despite the millions of pounds and massive ego, God did not bless Bernie with a gift for comedy.

21 December 2009

With all the money he makes out of F1 you'd think he have the decency to depict the sport in a good light, maybe by commissioning some good art of F1 to use instead of this sort of rubbish. It really tells us all about the contempt in which he holds F1, it seems to be just there to make money for "Ecclestone LTD" as far as he's concerned - and two fingers to everyone else. Disgraceful, he should be ashamed.


Enjoying a Fabia VRs - affordable performance

25 December 2009

[quote PhilM4000]It's clear to see that despite the millions of pounds and massive ego, God did not bless Bernie with a gift for comedy.[/quote] Absolutely agree, Phil. A humour free zone, I'm afraid...

20 September 2012

If you contain a unhappy person in your attendance and their cause for this mood not be from behind a loved one but since they did not like the pudding, then you have to not use up your energy annoying to please.  funny christmas jokes

10 October 2012

Christmas joke are a good class ice roller specially if the air is a slight stressed! It's a immense method to bond community. http://www.mazapoint.com/category/christmas-poems

18 October 2012

With the delivery of term, electronic books are gaining brobdingnagian popularity among fill of all age groups. The cogitate behindhand is their painless availability on eBook stores, which also offering discounts to routine customers. Be it bailiwick, sports, story, law, connexion or media,

http://quoteocean.com/heartache-quotes

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Lexus LC500
    Car review
    20 October 2017
    Futuristic Lexus LC coupé mixes the latest technology with an old-school atmospheric V8
  • Maserati Levante S GranSport
    First Drive
    20 October 2017
    Get ready to trade in your diesels: Maserati’s luxury SUV finally gets the engine it’s always needed
  • Jaguar XF Sportbrake TDV6
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The handsome Jaguar XF Sportbrake exhibits all the hallmarks that makes the saloon great, and with the silky smooth diesel V6 makes it a compelling choice
  • Volkswagen T-Roc TDI
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    Volkswagen's new compact crossover has the looks, the engineering and the build quality to be a resounding success, but not with this diesel engine
  • BMW M550i
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The all-paw M550i is a fast, effortless mile-muncher, but there's a reason why it won't be sold in the UK