News Details

Ecclestone 'a bit of an idiot' for settling

Getty Images Enlarge Bernie Ecclestone feels the $100 million (£59 million) payment he made to end his bribery trial in Munich could have been avoided as the judge had "more or less said" he was acquitted. Prosecutors accepted the payment on Tuesday morning, which under German law can settle some criminal cases if all parties, including the judge, agree. Ecclestone is happy to have the trial behind him but he admits the way it concluded is tinged with regret due to the strength of his defence. "In the end what has happened is good and bad - the good is the judge more or less said I was acquitted, and [the prosecution] really didn't have a case," Ecclestone told the...
Full Story »
2y ago from espnF1.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Ecclestone a bit of an idiot for settling

Bernie Ecclestone says he has been “a bit of an idiot” by paying £60...
2y ago from Crash.net

Ecclestone's bribery trial ends with $100 million...

A German court on Tuesday dropped the bribery case against Bernie...
2y ago from F1Pulse.com

Ecclestone bribery trial ends with $100-mn payment

MUNICH, Germany, Aug 05, 2014 (AFP) - A German court ruled Tuesday...
2y ago from F1Plus.com

Ecclestone bribery trial set for $100m settlement

Bernie Ecclestone has been attending the German court since April this...
2y ago from espnF1.com

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MGPToday.com

MotoGP presents updated 2017 calendar

– MotoGP organisers have presented an updated calendar for the 2017...
3h ago from GPUpdate.net

Barros back to the winner’s circle in Brazilian...

Barros gets his leathers back on and takes a race win in the Brazilian...
6h ago from BikeSportNews.com

Lorenzo says Ducati move will ease tension with Rossi

Jorge Lorenzo says he believes that the difficult relationship he has had...
1d ago from Motorsport.com

Lorenzo can win on Ducati race debut, says Ciabatti

Ducati MotoGP sporting director Paolo Ciabatti believes that the team’s...
6h ago from Motorsport.com

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

Rahal signs Servia for Indy 500, view to more

erman Lanigan Racing has signed Oriol Servià to compete in next year's...
5h ago from GPUpdate.net

Rahal signs Servia for Indy 500, maybe more

– Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has signed Oriol Servià to...
5h ago from GPUpdate.net

Rahal signs Servia and ace engineer for 2017

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has signed Indy 500-winning race engineer...
18h ago from Motorsport.com

Popular On TotalWRC.com

Hyundai has best line-up for 2017 WRC, claims team boss

Hyundai WRC team principal Michel Nandan says his team will have the...
4h ago from Motorsport.com

Ogier down to two options for 2017 seat

Sebastien Ogier will decide between two options for his World Rally...
1d ago from EuroSport.com

WRC jigsaw nears completion

Ogier and Latvala close to securing 2017 drives
1d ago from WRC.com

Al-Attiyah working on 2017 Volkswagen WRC plan

Nasser Al-Attiyah has confirmed that he is working on taking part in the...
22h ago from Motorsport.com

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Deal Done: Arsenal complete surprise signing of...

Arsenal have won the race to sign former Chelsea youth product Zech...
3h ago from ArsenalFever.com

Bayern Munich taunt Arsenal ahead of Champions League...

Arsenal did something they haven't managed to do in the past five years...

Lucas Perez can be Arsenal's Spanish Jamie Vardy… he...

Lucas Perez can be Arsenal's Spanish Jamie Vardy… he finally announced...
3h ago from DailyMail.co.uk

(Video) Steven Gerrard reveals which current Arsenal...

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard was watching Arsenal dismantle FC Basel...
6h ago from CaughtOffside.com

Comments

Hottest News

Recent News

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com 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.