F1 » German bank to join legal pursuit of Ecclestone?

BayernLB is reported to be considering its own damages claim against Bernie Ecclestone, even as High Court judge suggests that bribe allegations are flawed.

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December 12, 2013 3:11 PM

So that would only leave him just over $4 billion to struggle on with....

Bayern are just jumping on the bandwagon hoping to get a piece of the action and while I should feel sympathy for Bernie getting stitched up unfairly like this, I just roll about laughing instead.

Will the last one to sue get double the amount they sue for?


December 12, 2013 8:49 PM

He could cover that fine a multitude of times...

The issue is not his potential fine frankly, or even if he did or did not, it's not even if its anything other than a few idiotic politicians and banks trying to gather supposedly respectable cloth around themselves despite the completely ludicrous reality of such.

The damage of this to the sport we pay to keep running despite the FIA gimmicks and derisive changes that ruin a sport?

Well that's another issue altogether because at the moment. No Bernie, well, its no F1.

Regardless of the attempts by the FIA or the individual teams to pretend they are completely in control and that they can carry on regardless will change that.


December 13, 2013 1:03 AM

Its starting to look like some orchestration is going on (cue: Man in swivel chair stroking cat). Could it be that someone wants the little one out and has found a chink that has eluded many? Bernie is looking tired and confused nowadays (q.v. revolving door) and while he has made F1 a global spectacular, that was several years ago. For the last 10 years he has been making money by flogging F1 to clueless countries who hand over vast amounts for a couple of years and then get fed up.
The tyre debacle is largely down to BE 'spicing up' the show. The medals and sprinklers fortunately were consigned to the bin.
Does F1 need Bernie any more? They could certainly do with some more of the income stream. And as for the owners, they have had to suspend the floatation because of the court case and that must hurt.

The Christmas card list is getting shorter and shorter.


December 13, 2013 8:43 PM

mr fill. all these changes have NOTHING to do with Bernie!

first of all..tyres. the problem was created by FIA, NOT Bernie. they told Pirelli that they wanted tyres that were destroyed in 20 laps.

and all these latest changes are the result of the technical working group, working with fia. NOT bernie! the twg is made up of reps from all the main teams. Bernie actually has NO say in technical decisions.

so fr once Bernie is not the person responsible.

ps. my cadr arrived yesterday, hae you not got yours yet?

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