Bernie says “rubbish” to suggestions he didn’t think Lewis deserved the World Championship in 2008. Accused of not being in favor of Lewis winning the title in 2008, Bernie said:
â€œRubbish! Lewis is a worthy world champion and nobody was more delighted than I was that he won.
“He was destined to be a champion and it was just a question of when, not if, he would win.
â€œThe only thing I was uncomfortable with was that under the current system Lewis needed to finish only fifth in the last race to win the title and I donâ€™t think the fans go to races or switch on their TV to watch a great driver aim for fifth place.
“They want to see the best drivers in the world battling hard for a race win.â€
Bernie has way of wanting everyone to win and also thinking they don’t deserve to win. He has been known to firmly sit on both sides of an issue and deny he ever sat on one side or the other at any given time. A tactician that Bernie. Here is the full story.