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2015-06-05 13:25

PLAYING IT COOL: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel arrives in Montreal ahead of the 2015 Canadian GP. Image: AP / Ryan Remiorz

MONTREAL, Canada - Sebastian Vettel has hit back at Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone.

In May 2015 Ecclestone criticised Vettel for "not doing much for F1" as "people hardly recognise him in the street".

Ahead of the 2015 Canadian GP, Vettel insisted he was "not too bothered" by Ecclestone's comments, even though the F1 supremo had linked him directly with the loss of the German GP.


Ferrari driver Vettel has now been quoted by Canadian broadcaster CBC, insisting Ecclestone has more influence than him.

He said: "I think Bernie is in a position, a much better position, to sell a lot more tickets - for example, make them less expensive."

It is the individual race promoters who sell tickets but one reason prices are high is that Ecclestone charges organisers the equivalent of R621-million a year for the hosting rights.

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