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Bernie Ecclestone says he doesn't feel worried about F1's bribery case as he 'isn't guilty' of anything

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porcupine - Unregistered

January 06, 2013 5:21 PM

If Bernie is found guilty, his sentence should be that he must work in cinema (cast as Igor or something similar) the remainder of his life. That face was made for the silver screen.

Banditfan

January 06, 2013 8:38 PM
Last Edited 620 days ago

@ richard
Bribery is defined as the act of "offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of any item of value" so yes, it is illegal to knowingly offer a bribe. Probably Bernie will argue it was just a large "gift" to a friend :)

richard

January 06, 2013 8:49 PM

banditfan. thanks, but laws in different countries differ. as the case is in germany, i wonder if any of the german contributors have info on situation there? german law is often tighter than british.

i remember when there was a bribery scandal between lockheed (supply of f104 widow makers) and a german govt minister. this was when slush fund became a catchphrase. but i cannot remember if both sides were considered guilty.

Taz

January 07, 2013 8:51 AM
Last Edited 619 days ago

@richard

Your referring to the Star Fighter? the wiki page is pretty interesting on that plane. A lot of the accidents weren't a plane issue (hardware failure) as such although it seems to have been a pretty tricky thing to fly.

Jacob - Unregistered

January 07, 2013 10:06 AM

Not that I would like him to be behind bars (he's probably guilty), but it would be refreshing for him to leave F1 for good.
But I guess even that won't stop F1 changing to Asian countries, and the increasing pay drivers.

richard

January 07, 2013 11:36 AM

taz. spot on. it was more a huge engine with a pilot sitting at the front, and too small wings at the side. more like a piloted rocket. beautiful looking but needed to be flown at speed as little slow speed control.

a lot of modern fighters have similar characteristics. technically, like the bumble bee, they cannot fly. it is only the computers that keep them pointed in the right direction.

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