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 NewsMattiacci: Alonso is the best driver on the gridRed Bull: We will be the proper Renault works teamF1 team bosses accuse media of negative reportingBriatore drafted in to spice up Formula 1 showHonda: We expect points in every race and victoriesZetsche: Why does Ecclestone do everything alone?Over 40 dismissed Caterham staff to sue teamSmedley: I did not expect such a quick Williams revivalVilleneuve: F1 is boring, something is missingMallya says Force India are in a good place 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.