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. Tweet Related NewsTotal president De Margerie killed in plane crashTodt: Let’s wait for Bianchi crash findings before judgingMarchionne: We’ve got to kick some ass and quicklyMontezemolo: The least I expected was a thank youMattiacci: Engine freeze against principles of F1Abiteboul says Lotus not a big loss for RenaultMateschitz optimistic about life after VettelTodt: We have to learn from what happenedMateschitz made no attempt to stop Vettel from leavingRussian Grand Prix: Thursday press conference 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.