Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone (C) arrives at court in Munich April 24, 2014. Ecclestone went on trial for bribery in Germany on Thursday in a case that could see the Briton's long ... more 
Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone (C) arrives at court in Munich April 24, 2014. Ecclestone went on trial for bribery in Germany on Thursday in a case that could see the Briton's long dominance of the motor sport ended by a jail sentence of up to 10 years. Prosecutors in Munich have charged Ecclestone, 83, with bribing jailed German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky to smooth the sale eight years ago of a stake in Formula One to private equity firm CVC. Ecclestone denies wrongdoing and says he will fight to clear his name. REUTERS/Sven Hoppe/Pool (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS CRIME LAW SPORT MOTORSPORT) less 
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