News Details

Ecclestone: 'I was a bit of an idiot to settle case'

Bernie Ecclestone says he was a "bit of an idiot" in agreeing to a $100 million (£59m) payment to settle his bribery court case. The 83-year-old will walk free from the two-year case, but will neither be declared guilty or innocent as he chose to settle the case. However he says the decision to settle isn't an admittance of guilt as the judge hinted he would be acquitted, instead it was a way of ending the trial, stress and aggravation quickly. "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," he told the Press Association. "So I was a bit of an idiot to do...
Full Story »
2y ago from TheF1Times.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 'a bit of an idiot' for settling

– Bernie Ecclestone says he feels like "a bit of an...
2y ago from GPUpdate.net

Ecclestone 'a bit of an idiot' for settling

Getty Images Enlarge Bernie Ecclestone feels the $100 million (£59...
2y ago from espnF1.com

Ecclestone: I was an idiot to settle

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he was 'a bit of an idiot' for...
2y ago from BBC.co.uk

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MGPToday.com

Rossi regrets late-race “mistake” in Lorenzo duel

Valentino Rossi admits his late-race mistake while attacking Yamaha...
8h ago from Motorsport.com

MotoGP Aragon: ‘Jorge's wrong' - Crutchlow...

More handbags as Crutchlow wades into Rossi and Lorenzo drama
1d ago from BikeSportNews.com

Aragon MotoGP: Marquez defeats Yamahas despite almost...

Marc Marquez won his third MotoGP round of 2016 at Motorland Aragon, but...
10h ago from Motorsport.com

MotoGP Aragon: Tyre woes blamed for Dovizioso's...

Andrea Dovizioso was left frustrated after a ‘disaster’ of an Aragon...
2h ago from BikeSportNews.com

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

“If Newgarden joins Penske and Ganassi switches to...

Since our August update regarding who goes where in 2017, some...
3h ago from Motorsport.com

ROTY Rossi to share good news about future

Alexander Rossi says he is looking forward to sharing 'some very good...
9h ago from Crash.net

INDYCAR: Schmidt to get autonomous car license

Sam Schmidt, who has torn up racetracks nationwide in the newest...
1d ago from Racer.com

INDYCAR: Newgarden to wave the flag at Penske

What made sense all along is going to become a reality. RACER can report...
5d ago from Racer.com

Popular On TotalWRC.com

South Africa to host WRX finale in 2017

The Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town, South Africa will host...
1d ago from Motorsport.com

Title chance for Tempestini in Corsica

Italian could secure the title on the penultimate round.
14h ago from WRC.com

Bumper entry list confirmed for RallyRACC –...

The entry list for the upcoming RallyRACC – Rally de Espana has...

Preview Clip Tour de Corse 2016

Preview Clip Tour de Corse 2016
1d ago from WRC.com

Popular On GunnersToday.com

'How Theo and Hector have improved'

After as complete a team performance as you will see, it must have been...
41m ago from Arsenal.com

Wenger lauds Walcott attitude

e Wenger believes Theo Walcott is a completely different player now that...
5h ago from ESPNFC.co.uk

Arsene Wenger fearful over Francis Coquelin injury

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is "a bit...
5h ago from SportsMole.co.uk

Arsenal have finally found a centre half pair for the...

Arsenal have finally found a centre half pair for the future with...
1h ago from DailyMail.co.uk

Comments

Hottest News

F1 2017 cars set to be 4.5 seconds a lap faster

Pirelli have revealed that the upcoming 2017... Read More »
4h ago from F1Hub.net

2016 Formula 1 Driver Salaries

Ferrari ace Sebastian Vettel on top – the... Read More »
15h ago from ThisIsF1.com

Power Unit Use – Update before Malaysia

The FIA report of the power unit elements used... Read More »
2h ago from Formula1Blog.com

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.