Presumably riled that Mosley became involved in the debate over commercial revenue, as well as sporting issues such as the 'medals' proposal, the F1 chief executive also slammed the FIA's new Formula 2 series as misguided.

Bernie Ecclestone has renewed his attack on FIA president Max Mosley and his governance of the sport's ruling body.

Presumably riled that Mosley became involved in the debate over commercial revenue, as well as sporting issues such as the 'medals' proposal, the F1 chief executive also slammed the FIA's new Formula 2 series as misguided.

"It was all done for the wrong reasons. He did this when he had a problem with his private life," Ecclestone, referring to Mosley and last year's sex scandal, told the Daily Express.

The FIA recently also intervened over the formation of cost-cutting rules, including regulating a test ban -- an area not usually involving Mosley's Paris body.

Additionally, in seeking FIA approval for a change in the scoring system, Ecclestone's 'medals' idea was referred by Mosley to "market research" rather than simply adopted.

"We don't want to ask the public what they think because, if we do we would have to ask the public about almost every little thing that is decided on," the 78-year-old billionaire said.

"The sporting regulations basically are what generate the income and we run the commercial business," he continued.

"The FIA should just be the police looking at the rules. The teams and us should be writing the technical and sporting regulations."

Ecclestone also hit back at Mosley's claim that the FIA could exist in the wake of a formula one collapse, insisting that "without us there wouldn't be a FIA".

 

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