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CVC's Mackenzie backs Ecclestone in court

F1 owner CVC's chief Donald Mackenzie on Wednesday gave Bernie Ecclestone a boost. Mackenzie, CVC's co-founder and chairman, has not always seen eye-to-eye with F1's controversial 'supremo', and has even warned that Ecclestone risks expulsion over the Gerhard Gribkowsky bribery affair. On Wednesday, Mackenzie was called as a witness in the Munich trial. He backed Ecclestone's defence. Prosecutors claim 83-year-old Ecclestone bribed the now jailed Gribkowsky to the tune of $44 million so as to sell the sport to a preferred buyer and retain power. But Mackenzie said Ecclestone in fact never asked that part of CVC's deal would involve keeping him as chief executive. "At no point did he...
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