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Branson Loves F1 But It Needs To Change Before He Will Enter

Sir Richard Branson has declared his love for Grand Prix and F1 racing in an interview with BBC this morning, but admitted it needs to change before it is viable for Virgin to enter.

Branson, said that cost cuts needed to be made and that it was not environmentally friendly enough for his image to enter, but it won’t rule out his bid for Honda.

It is odd that a man who runs an inter-continental airline is concerned about the environment, but there you go.  It can be more green by holding 90% of races in Europe at the proper venues, there’s an idea Bernie!

“I love grands prix,” said Branson, who was a guest of Force India at last year’s Italian Grand Prix.

“If Bernie Ecclestone can make it more cost-effective for the likes of the Virgin brand to come into the sport, and if he can champion clean motor-car racing – which is possible to do by making sure all the cars run on clean fuels -then at some stage we might be interested in getting involved.”

“I think there are faults that would need to be rectified before we could go into F1.” he added

A Virgin Atlantic 747 Jet at Goodwood Festival of Speed

A Virgin Atlantic 747 Jet at Goodwood Festival of Speed


One response

  1. drtazz

    Lets have more equal teams in F1 to make it more exceiting and drivers with some personality, sorry Kimi.

    February 21, 2009 at 4:31 pm

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