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Kolles: Other team bosses are 'like bank clerks'

In an interview that is hardly likely to endear him to his F1 colleagues, Hispania Racing (HRT) team principal Colin Kolles has compared his fellow team bosses to 'bank clerks' and mere 'administrators'...
Colin Kolles has likened his fellow F1 team bosses to 'bank clerks', whilst he himself has a reputation as something of 'a madman or a lunatic' – but that is only, he insists, because he has 'balls'.

Kolles has a chequered – and not altogether glittering – history in F1, having acted as team principal at back-of-the-grid outfits Midland/Spyker/Force India and now Hispania Racing (HRT), after being brought into the top flight to take control of Jordan Grand Prix in its dying days back in 2005.

The Romanian-born former dentist is widely-renowned for taking a tough, non-sentimental approach to his work – but if he is regarded as 'crazy' and the paddock's 'hard man' in some quarters, he is adamant that it bothers him not a jot.

“I have balls,” the 43-year-old asserted in an interview with motorline.cc. “I say and do what I think. Many of these gentlemen are just administrators – they're like bank clerks. That's the difference, and for that, I'm a madman or a lunatic, whatever – but I have a very clear path that I follow. I think I have the respect of Bernie Ecclestone, and he knows how much I respect him. That's what counts.”



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Taz - Unregistered

August 12, 2011 12:06 PM

Bernie and bank clerk aren't two things that go well together considering the current scandal surrounding. As for Kollies, he might have big b0llocks but he also runs a team that's complete and utter b0llocks.



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