The Ecclestone trial unravelled

The Ecclestone trial unravelled

Bernie Ecclestone's trial in Germany ended with an expensive settlement and a lot of questions. DIETER RENCKEN tells the full story of a case that could have had massive effects for F1

The settlement of the Bernie Ecclestone/Gerhard Gribkowsky (alleged) bribery affair by the Munich bench spelt an extraordinary ending to an extraordinary affair.

Both the hearing and subsequent swift ending created headlines across the world, and proved once again that Formula 1's backstories still abound even when the sport itself is on summer vacation.

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