Bernie heads to court
CORRUPTION TRIAL: Bernie Ecclestone has been embroiled in a R702m bribery scandal.
Bernie Ecclestone has been called to give evidence in the corruption scandal of former Formula 1 banker Gerhard Gribkowsky.
Bloomberg news reported that F1's chief executive, under investigation for paying millions to Gribkowsky relating to the sale of the sport some years ago, will testify in the second week of the trial in November 2011.
Ecclestone commented: "I've been to Munich and was questioned so I suppose they want to ask (in court) me the questions that I answered then."
A German newspaper, Handelsblatt, meanwhil reports that Gribkowsky may have received from the equivalent of R551-million from Ecclestone.
The report cited a document from Munich prosecutors. Neither Ecclestone's nor Gribkowsky's lawyers would comment.