Did anyone else see this?

In an astonishingly frank conversation between the two men on the official formula1.com, Ecclestone told Rosberg: “When it comes to F1, I am a huge Lewis Hamilton fan because he is a super promoter of the sport. From a pure business aspect – sorry Nico if I have to say this – you are not so good for my business.”

The German countered: “Wait a minute. That is a hard call,” before Ecclestone came back: “It sounds harder than it is meant. Unfortunately you don’t have the German fans on your side. As the cancellation of the German Grand Prix indicates, Germany is a terrible market for Formula One. On the contrary Lewis is a hero in the UK. The British love Formula One. Sebastian [Vettel] is also not doing much for F1. People hardly recognise him on the street.”