Jeremy Clarkson has laugh at former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone’s expense

Jeremy Clarkson has aimed a light-hearted pop at Bernie Ecclestone over the former F1 boss’ eye-watering fine. 
Jeremy Clarkson (GBR) and Laurent Rossi (FR), Alpine General Director Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, British Grand
Jeremy Clarkson (GBR) and Laurent Rossi (FR), Alpine General Director …

Ecclestone was sentenced to 17 months in prison suspended for two years after pleading guilty to fraud last week at Southwark Crown Court. 

The 92-year-old failed to declare more than £400m held in a trust in Singapore but avoided jail after agreeing in a civil settlement to repay almost £653m to HM Revenue and Customs. 

And former Top Gear star Clarkson couldn’t help but joke about the situation in his column for The Sun Newspaper.

“Having a bad day? Well it could be worse,” Clarkson wrote. 

“Former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has just been fined £330million for tax irregularities.

“That is almost certainly the biggest financial penalty ever imposed on an individual, and as a result, the poor old man is now down to his last £2billion.”

In June, Clarkson honoured a bet to buy the entire Alpine F1 team a beer after Esteban Ocon finished on the podium at the Monaco Grand Prix.

The TV presenter has made several appearances in the F1 paddock this year, including at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix and the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, where he was a guest of Alpine.

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