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Mercedes welcome Ecclestone bribery trial settlement

Bernie Ecclestone with Toto Wolff Formula 1 needs a strong leader and Bernie Ecclestone's $100 million court settlement to end a bribery trial in Germany is positive for the sport's future, Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff said on Saturday. 'I think what is important is stability in Formula 1,' the Austrian told reporters after his drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, title rivals, qualified first and second at the Belgian Grand Prix. 'I have seen a very strong Bernie coming back from the (August) shutdown, after the court case. The court case has been settled and this is good news,' he added. 'For us it's important to have a strong guy, a strong leader and good discussions. We had...
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