F1’s Ecclestone seeking deal

LAWYERS for Bernie Ecclestone yesterday held talks with German prosecutors in a bid to settle a bribery trial that threatens his grip on Formula One racing.

Ecclestone, 83, went on trial in Munich in April over allegations he bribed a former German banker as part of the sale of a major stake in the business eight years ago.

Billionaire Ecclestone, who denies wrongdoing, was reported to have offered to pay £20m to German state-owned bank BayernLB to help to settle the case.

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