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Ecclestone to continue in F1 role

Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone has said he wants to run the sport for 'as long as I can' after paying £60m to end his three-month bribery trial. In his first major interview since he avoided a possible 10-year prison sentence, Ecclestone, 83, said he always believed he would walk away a free man. 'I'm not scared of anything to be honest with you', he said. 'It never bothered me because I knew I was innocent.' Ecclestone went on trial in April, accused of paying German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky £26m to ensure that CVC, a private equity company he allegedly favoured, could buy F1, and he could remain in control of the sport. He continued: 'I was never bothered about the jail sentence...
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