News Details

Gribkowsky: Bernie said he would rather die in a puddle of fuel than lose control of F1

Bernie Ecclestone in court The man jailed for accepting Bernie Ecclestone's alleged bribes depicted the Formula 1 supremo as someone desperate to cling to power and apparently at almost all costs. The corruption charges, playing out in a dramatic Munich trial, could end the 83-year-old Briton's long reign over the sport and even see him put in jail. Gerhard Gribkowsky, formerly in charge of the state-controlled Munich bank BayernLB, is the star witness, and on Tuesday he backed prosecutors' claims that Ecclestone paid up to influence the sale of Formula 1′s commercial rights. He said that Ecclestone had once said he would rather 'die in a puddle of fuel' than lose his post in control...
Full Story »
1y ago from 0

You May Also Be Interested In...

Ecclestone trial hears from banker

A German banker who alleges he was bribed by Bernie Ecclestone has...
1y ago from

Gribkowsky to testify in Ecclestone bribery trial on...

Bernie Ecclestone with Gerhard Gribkowsky Drama in Bernie Ecclestone's...
1y ago from

Gribkowsky reveals several bribe offers

Convicted German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky, a key witness in the...
1y ago from

German banker testifies in Ecclestone bribery case

A German banker who alleges he was bribed by Bernie Ecclestone testified...
1y ago from

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On

Rossi takes fourth Monza Rally win

Valentino Rossi has taken his fourth win at the Monza Rally Show, taking...

Marquez admits engine troubles after double fall

After going down twice on the final day of testing at Jerez, Marc...
1d ago from

Is Valentino Rossi the greatest of all time?

He may have missed out on his 10th World Championship by a whisker, but...

Rossi and MotoGP announce Rossi: The Game

The 2016 official MotoGP game will take on a new look upon it’s release...

Popular On

RACER Video: Robin Miller on Phil Krueger

Phil Krueger never won a race or a championship, but he did win miles of...
5h ago from

Graham Rahal and Courtney Force married Saturday in an...

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal and NHRA Funny Car driver...
1w ago from

INDYCAR: Karam, Ganassi part ways

Open-wheel phenom Sage Karam is no longer under contract with Chip...
6d ago from

IndyCar season review: Tony Kanaan

What will you remember the 2015 IndyCar season for? Juan Pablo Montoya's...
3d ago from

Popular On

Weekend specials for WRC stars

Gilbert, Neuville and Hirvonen made guest appearances.
9h ago from

Østberg and Camilli join M-Sport

Østberg’s return to the squad, with whom he spent three seasons...
15h ago from

M-Sport confirms Ostberg and 'surprise' Camilli

M-Sport has announced an all new driver line-up for the 2016 World Rally...
15h ago from

Tänak to drive for new DMACK team in 2016

Estonian will tackle 14 rounds with the DMACK World Rally Team
3d ago from

Popular On

Arsene Wenger Reveals Deal To Sign Bayern Munich Star...

Arsene Wenger has revealed he nearly signed Bayern Munich star Kingsley...
1h ago from

Boiling Point: Arsenal critics 'plane' wrong

FC's Craig Burley comes to Arsenal's defence after environmentalists...
2h ago from

Spurs ready to go head-to-head with Arsenal for Ligue...

Spurs are ready to go toe-to-toe with bitter rivals Arsenal for the...

Mariner: I'm staggered Wenger played Sanchez

FC's Paul Mariner can't believe that Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger chose to...
1h ago from


Hottest News

Horner: Ron Dennis won't be very happy with our engine

Uncertainty has morphed back into mystery as Red... Read More »
15h ago from

Red Bull likely to run Nissan branded engines in 2016

Catch up on all F1 news, here at Grand Prix Times... Read More »
3h ago from

Work hard, party hard

Looks like triple world champion Lewis Hamilton... Read More »
9h ago from

Recent News

2014 is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.