Jan.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Bernie Ecclestone is banned from using Twitter.

Former Olympic chief Michael Payne now works as the F1 chief executive’s special advisor.

France’s RMC Sport quotes him as saying: “I suggested to him (Ecclestone) that he should be on Twitter.

“But he told me that his lawyers have forbidden him, fearing a catastrophe,” Payne laughed.