May 30 (GMM) Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves has slammed formula one for being "all politics".
"F1? It's a bunch of politics," he told Forbes magazine. "It's all politics."Every sport has politics, but it's so bad. Who you know, who you contact -- that's what it's all about."They don't care if you are good," said the Brazilian. "They don't care if you are a great person. It feels like Hollywood business. But that's exactly what it is."The 38-year-old Indycar driver said that, of F1's 24 current drivers, he also respects five."I think Alonso, Felipe Massa is a friend of mine, Schumacher. Schumacher is not racing anymore, but ... I think Lou..eh, no. I would say Sebastian Vettel. Even Mark Webber. He is a good driver," he said."That's it. The rest of it is just prima donna drivers and spoiled kids."Castroneves insists his opinion about F1 is not because he was never given a chance to succeed at the pinnacle of motor sport."I did get a chance," he said, "but I respect much more what Roger (Penske) did to me. Loyalty and what an incredible team that I wouldn't even think about changing."
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