Bernie Ecclestone bribery case set for April

Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone

F1 overlord Bernie Ecclestone’s trial over bribery allegations has been set for April 24 by a German Court.

The trial could stretch until September and will include up to 26 hearing days.

News.com.au reports that the 83-year-old Ecclestone is alleged to have given a German bank a $49million kickback to ensure the sale of the F1 business went to a buyer whom he had favoured.

BayernLB bank risk officer Gerhard Gribkowsky is serving eight-and-a-half years jail for accepting the bribe from Briton’s F1 boss.

 

 

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