Bernie unfazed by EU investigation


Bernie Ecclestone has brushed aside concerns about the European Union investigating Formula 1 over its payment structure and other aspects.

With F1's smaller teams earning far less than the top outfits, reports emerged earlier this month claiming that an EU investigation could be on the cards.

The likes of Force India, Lotus and Sauber are believed to feel that they are being unfairly treated under the current system.

However, in order for an investigation, which would also include looking into the sport's Strategy Group, to take place, a formal complaint needs to be laid.

At present that has yet to happen and Ecclestone is adamant he's not worried about the situation.

"I'm quite sure in all sorts of businesses there are people complaining for some reason to the European Commission," he told Autosport.

"I'm sure they get fed up of people complaining, but I can assure you nobody has any complaints here.

"If they do then they shouldn't have signed the contracts [with FOM], but they did and they knew what they were doing.

"So if a complaint does go ahead then I hope the EU has the patience to deal with it."