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Ecclestone: I was an idiot to settle

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he was 'a bit of an idiot' for paying a £60m settlement to end his bribery case - but is pleased it is over. The 83-year-old denied any wrongdoing after being accused of paying a German banker £26m to ensure a company he favoured could buy a stake in F1. His offer was accepted by German prosecutors, with the judge saying the charges 'could not be substantiated'. Billionaire Ecclestone said: 'They really didn't have a case.' He added: 'The judge more or less said I was acquitted... so I was a bit of an idiot to do what I did to settle because it wasn't with the judge, it was with the prosecutors. 'Anyway, it's done and finished, so it's all right. I'm...
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