Ecclestone to boycott launch of authorised book
"Although I have not read it, I am sure it will be a good book"
Bernie Ecclestone will boycott Wednesday’s London launch of a new biography about him.
F1’s 80-year-old chief executive said author Tom Bower "broke promises" about not including certain details of his family life in the otherwise authorised book No Angel, according to the Daily Telegraph.
"I am sure the book does not need this type of publicity to achieve sales," said Ecclestone, who had given Bower unprecedented access and even hospitality aboard his private jet.
The Amazon description of the book bills Ecclestone as "private, mysterious and some say sinister", adding that Bernie calls Bower The Undertaker due to his tendency to bury reputations.
"I’ll accept your facilities," Bower is quoted as having told Ecclestone, "but if I find evidence of wrongdoing or hear any criticism, it will all be published.
"Tom, I’m no angel," Ecclestone reportedly replied.
The Daily Mail published an extract of the book recently focusing on how Ecclestone’s relationship with Tuana Tan ended as Slavica entered the frame.
The extract is said to have upset the former Mrs Ecclestone and their daughters.
"I was more than supportive of him. Therefore I was more than a little disappointed with him when he included in the book matters concerning my family, which he agreed he would not," Ecclestone told the Daily Mail.
"Although I have not read it, I am sure it will be a good book," he added.