Peter Windsor, former manager of the Williams Formula 1 team, clarified on his YouTube channel that his previous comments suggesting Bernie Ecclestone was behind allegations involving Toto and Susie Wolff were made in jest and were taken out of context by the media.
‣ Peter Windsor, former team manager of the Williams Formula 1 team, discusses a variety of topics on his YouTube channel, including the FIA’s situation with Toto and Susie Wolff.
‣ Windsor confirms that his previous statements about Bernie Ecclestone, the former owner of Formula 1, being behind allegations were said in jest and blames the media for misinterpreting his words.
‣ Windsor clarifies that his comment about Ecclestone was a joke and that Ecclestone had nothing to do with the situation.
‣ Windsor had predicted that the investigation into the Wolff family would come to nothing and suggests that the FIA’s compliance department should have kept the investigation quiet.
Peter Windsor, once the team manager for Williams Formula 1, has a YouTube channel. He discusses a range of topics, including the FIA’s dealings with Toto and Susie Wolff. Bernie Ecclestone, the previous owner of Formula 1, is allegedly behind the accusations, says Windsor, an Australian.
Windsor clarified these claims during a recent live stream on YouTube. He admits to mentioning Ecclestone, but insists it was all in good fun. He points the finger at the media, accusing them of misinterpreting his words and missing the humor.
Hamilton seems to be in high spirits, calling this the ‘most exciting time of the year’. But back to Windsor.
Windsor felt the need to clear up some misunderstandings from his last live stream. He criticized news agencies for taking his quotes out of context, missing the nuances of his tone, expressions, and humor.
The headline reads, ‘Windsor was joking about Ecclestone’. Windsor had indeed made a comment about Ecclestone’s notorious mischief-making. He did it with a twinkle in his eye and a laugh, but it was taken out of context.
Windsor wanted to assure Bernie that he didn’t believe he was involved. Their friendship spans over 50 years, filled with shared laughter. This was just another one of those moments, but people love to twist things, he lamented. He stressed that his comment was just a joke and Bernie had nothing to do with anything.
Interestingly, Windsor pats himself on the back for predicting that the investigation into the Wolff family would amount to nothing. He believes the FIA’s compliance department should have kept the investigation under wraps instead of announcing it right away. The case is closed for the FIA, but Toto Wolff is considering legal action against the motorsport federation.
On a side note, Verstappen has a circuit he wants back on the F1 calendar. What’s his answer? That’s a story for another time.