Ecclestone: CVC will be forced to get rid of me if the Germans come after me

Bernie Ecclestone days numbered as big boss of F1?

Bernie Ecclestone’s days numbered as big boss of F1?

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that his bosses at Formula One owners CVC would probably oust him if he is pursued by German prosecutors, with convicted bribe recipient and ex F1 banker Gerhard Gribkowsky already in jail, it is reported that F1’s 82-year-old chief executive could be next in the sights of the prosecutors.

Bernie Ecclestone (GBR) F1 Supremo with Dr Gerhard Gribkowsky (GER) the majority shareholder of SLEC Holdings and Donald Mackenzie, Managing Partner of CVC Capital Partners. Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Bahrain Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain, 11 March 2006. DIGITAL IMAGELast month, German reports said that “detailed preparations” were being made to potentially replace Briton Ecclestone, if prosecutors decide, “as expected”, to charge him.

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo said more recently: “If Bernie is accused under process, I think he will be the first to give a step back in the interests of Formula one.”, Ecclestone has told F1 business journalist Christian Sylt that CVC “will probably be forced to get rid of me if the Germans come after me”.

“It’s pretty obvious, if I’m locked up,” he is quoted by the Sunday Telegraph. (GMM)

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  • Not_Not_Bernie

    Oh no! Not ze Germans!!

  • Matthys Strydom

    Bernie can always come and promote our Formula Ford series, haha