Ecclestone bets against his Munich trial happening

Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone does not believe that the case where he faces bribery and incitement charges related to a $45 million payment made to German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky will actually go to trial.

When asked about by BBC Sport about the trial scheduled to take place in Munich between 24 April and 16 September, Ecclestone said, “Bet you it doesn’t happen… things happen in life and you have to get on with it.”

Ecclestone is currently awaiting the outcome of separate legal proceedings relating to the sale of Formula 1 to CVC Capital Partners in 2005, where Constantin Medien, a German media company, is suing Ecclestone and other defendants for up to $144 Million. (GP247)

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  • Boycottthebull

    Billionaire Bernie “There absolutely no substance to claims that I have paid bribes to anyone and I am certain the jury will back me on this after considerable financial compensation!”