A long-time business partner of Bernie Ecclestone has elected to sever his ties with F1 as a result of the ongoing legal action regarding the sale of the sport.
According to a report in the Sunday Times
, Stephen Mullens – who was also Ecclestone's legal advisor – tendered his resignation from seven companies that oversee the commercial aspects of the sport.
The ongoing saga regarding the sale of F1 centres around payments made to banker Gerhard Gribkowsky, who is accused of a breach of trust and tax evasion.
Ecclestone has confirmed that he made a payment to Gribkowsky but insists he isn't concerned about his position, despite the ongoing investigation in Germany.
The commercial rights holder has already been questioned by prosecutors investigating the case.