Jail beckoning for Bernie Ecclestone? The criminal trial is only just beginning, but Formula 1′s board has apparently already conceded that the Bernie Ecclestone reign is at an end.
The banker he allegedly bribed, Gerhard Gribkowsky, is already in jail for receiving the $44 million, and a UK judge has also declared that the sport's 83-year-old chief executive paid a bribe.
Still, Ecclestone's defence appeared to get a boost this week when it emerged that German prosecutors concede that the diminutive Briton was in fact blackmailed by Gribkowsky.
Writing in Forbes, and quoting from the indictment, Formula 1 business journalist Christian Sylt explained that Gribkoswky was putting...
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