Bribery trial judge accommodates Ecclestone’s F1 schedule

Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that the schedule for his looming bribery trial in Munich has been set down with a view to accommodating his Formula 1 work schedule.

Ecclestone told The Independent,  “Of course I can run the company at the same time as doing the trial in Germany.”

“I am in court for two days a week on Tuesday and Wednesday. The judge did it so I am able to go to races at the weekend. I will probably go on Monday nights, because I have to be there at 9.30am, stay Tuesday night and come back Wednesday. He said we will get the hearings on Wednesday out of the way before 5pm so I can leave,” explained the billionaire.

Starting in April, Ecclestone will be tried in Munich’s state court for bribery charges that carry a maximum 10-year prison sentence. (GP247)

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