Mercedes could quit F1 over Ecclestone bribe scandal 3 June, 2013 Bernie Ecclestone with Gerhard Gribkowsky, Mercedes is not denying that they may pull out of Formula One over the Bernie Ecclestone corruption scandal. DPA news agency reports that, when negotiating its new Concorde Agreement terms with Ecclestone, Mercedes parent Daimler inserted an exit clause relating to corruption. F1 chief executive Ecclestone is expected to face bribery charges by Munich prosecutors over his $44 million payment to jailed former banker Gerhard Gribkowsky. Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt, a member of Daimler’s board of management for integrity and legal affairs, confirmed the existence of the F1 contract clause. “We would utilise the contract terms when it is necessary,” she is quoted as saying. Subbed by AJN. (GMM) Related NewsMercedes: We are taking nothing for grantedMercedes: It looks like we have the quickest car againWolff: You cannot expect it to run super-smoothlyLotus close to Mercedes engine deal reveals WolffHamilton: There wasn’t a discussion after HungaryRosberg: There was a discussion after HungaryWolff says he advised Verstappen to sign for Red BullBelgian Grand Prix: Mercedes preview SpaHamilton: Racing Rosberg is a bit like playing pokerWolff: We owe it to everyone to let Nico and Lewis race Please do quit Mercedes, but Mercedes word is not worth anything! Mercedes acts all high and mighty but they are caught up in a cheating scandal of their own right now. Mercedes words are no longer credible. They have been saying this for a year now and look at them, still here and now caught cheating in the worst of ways no less. Please leave Formula One Mercedes.