Ecclestone christmas card has Hamilton and Lauda in Mercedes cash heist 21 December, 2012 Dec.21 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has this week delighted his Christmas card recipients with his latest humorous handiwork. Every year, the Formula One chief executive commissions an original cartoon for his annual card, depicting a contemporary F1 issue with a mischievous tilt. For the 2012 holiday season, the 82-year-old’s card shows Lewis Hamilton abandoning his broken-down McLaren and leaping into a Mercedes saloon. The silver road car is being driven by the red-capped Niki Lauda, and in the passenger seat is a big golden bag of cash for Briton Hamilton. They are bound for Stuttgart, which according to the roadside sign, is “Not far”. Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg also amused his fans this week with his own Christmas message. The German posted a Youtube video depicting him riding a rodeo bull. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4vvmA4_ER8 Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsJock Clear leaves Mercedes for FerrariWolff: Prost gave very precise advice on handling Lewis and NicoMercedes ready to compromise to end F1 engine disputeHamilton: I feel like I’ve got another seven years in F1Hamilton wins BBC Sports Personality of the YearRosberg: I learned a lot and know what I have to work onFerrari and Renault set to exploit engine freeze loopholeFormula 1 world surprised by Mercedes dominance in 2014Mercedes seek FP1 role for Wehrlein in 2015Lowe vows to improve Mercedes reliability Not Bernie Obviously Bernie (the real one) sees Hamilton’s move simply about the money. ? @Not Bernie Remember, he’s not serious! You might be right, though. Bernie @not bernie clearly and as usual the man is bang on! McLarenfan If anyone knows the real deal it will be Bernie. I must admit it has to be the best card yet! I would love to see the one he sends to Luca di Montezemolo because that would be a real top secret design and a 1 off. TofisiFan Gotta love Bernie’s sense of humour. This is by far the best card thus far Mrs Gail j Gray If ever Bernie Ecclestone wants a job in panto he would play a marvellous SCROOGE as Tarara says her daddy is a tight fisted tyke. i am glad he isnt my dad i would have nothing to do with him until he changed his ways and attitude. JodyRenza Think this is about the best thing Bernie has done for the year!