Other Formula One chiefs 'like bank clerks' - Kolles

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Colin Kolles insists he is quite happy with his image in the Formula One paddock.

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Colin Kolles, Hispania Racing Team, Team Principal and Geoff Willis, Red Bull Racing, Technical Director

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The HRT team boss, who has in the past also headed F1's Silverstone based team in its Jordan/Midland/Spyker/Force India guises, told motorline.cc that he is aware some of his colleagues think he is "crazy".

"But I think I have the respect of Bernie Ecclestone, and he knows how much I respect him. That's what counts," said the Romanian-born former dentist.

Asked why some of the other team principals think he is "crazy", however, the German replied: "Because I have balls.

"Because I say and do what I think. Many of these gentlemen are just administrators -- they're like bank clerks," added Kolles.

"That's the difference," he explained. "And for that I'm a madman or a lunatic, whatever. But I have a very clear path that I follow."

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Series FORMULA 1
Teams Red Bull Racing , Force India , Jordan
Tags ecclestone, hrt, kolles