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Ecclestone says ‘bit of an idiot' quip was a joke

Bernie Ecclestone F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who has  been in the news this month after a German court in Munich halted a bribery trial against him in exchange for the Briton paying a $100 million fee under an agreed settlement, says he was joking qwhen he called himself an idiot for agreeing to pay $100 million settlement. Friday, the first day of the Belgian Grand Prix weekend at Spa-Francorchamps, Ecclestone appeared relaxed after the summer break and made it clear that it was business as usual. Ecclestone, who went on trial in April over allegations he paid a $44 million bribe to a former German banker to facilitate the sale of a major stake in the sport eight years ago, said...
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