Nov.26 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Emerson Fittipaldi railed against the organisers of the Brazilian grand prix on Friday.

The double world champion and legendary Brazilian revealed that, whilst visiting the Interlagos paddock, he “tried to see Bernie” Ecclestone “but was blocked by a lady named Roseli”.

“(I was) better received last weekend at NASCAR,” the 64-year-old charged.

According to Globo, the race organisers reacted “with surprise” to Fittipaldi’s complaint about not being allowed into Ecclestone’s office building.

A spokesperson explained that a receptionist had simply asked Fittipaldi to enter and exit through the correct door so that his electronic credential was not invalidated.

“This everyday episode at a big event does not justify the emotional tone (of Fittipaldi), especially from someone who is known for his education and respect for the rules,” the official reportedly added.