Ecclestone trial in Munich to begin in late April 5 February, 2014 Bernie Ecclestone German authorities are pushing full steam ahead with preparations for Bernie Ecclestone’s criminal trial. The Suddeutsche newspaper reports that the trial, following a long investigation into the Gerhard Gribkowsky bribery affair, will begin in Munich on 24 April. Authorities are reportedly expecting lengthy proceedings and so have initially reserved 26 days in court, according to Wednesday’s edition of the Munich daily. Suddeutsche Zeitung said that the proceedings will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, in order that Formula 1 Chief Executive Ecclestone’s attendance at grands prix is not affected. The trial will take a break between mid August and mid September, the report added. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsRed Bull and Renault partnership now in better healthVettel negativity blamed for turning off German fansWhy did German F1 fans stay away from Hockenheim?Ecclestone plays down F1 buy-back reportsMcLaren change stir up Hamilton and Alonso talkTodt open to improving new era Formula 1Haas paid $20 million deposit for F1 team entryEcclestone upset by witness testimonyRossi one of many redundancies at CaterhamEcclestone: I was a sarcastic when I asked would 50 million help you? Boycottthebull I so hope this will finally free F1 from the utter absurdity that this old fool brings to it. His billions can be used for bribes around a German Jail. He should be good at it he has had heaps of practice.