Cape Town - Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne says Bernie Ecclestone's
comments that Mercedes helped Ferrari improve their engine are nothing but
Speaking to La Repubblica, Ecclestone claimed that Ferrari
had Mercedes to thank for their engine gains.
He told the Italian publication that "Mercedes - and
for good reason" had helped their rivals as a "World Championship won
against Sauber is one thing. One won against Ferrari is another."
Mercedes have already rubbished the claims with Ferrari
adding their voice.
"I think it is what they call unadulterated
hogwash," Marchionne said to Motorsport.com.
"I think Bernie should be very thankful that Ferrari
was at the table, and helped him turn the sport into as financially lucrative a
position as it ultimately materialised for [his] personal use.
"God bless him. I like Bernie, a lot, but I think
Ferrari has done as much [for F1]."