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Bernie Ecclestone on Friday rubbished reports he is preparing to plead guilty in order to avoid jail.
As the F1 chief executive’s Munich trial began on Thursday, London’s Times newspaper reported that Ecclestone, 83, might reach a plea deal and exchange a custodial sentence for a massive $400 million-plus penalty.
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s Telmex company is the favourite to replace Vodafone at McLaren next year
McLaren has reportedly played down reports title sponsor Vodafone is pulling out of formula one due to the controversial Bahrain grand prix. A day after the British team confirmed that its title sponsor since 2007 will pull out at the end of the year, The Times newspaper said Vodafone made its decision “after conducting a review of the deal on the back of last year’s Bahrain grand prix”.
The FIA is “nervous” ahead of formula one’s still-controversial return to Bahrain in 2013.
After the 2011 race was cancelled due to civil unrest in the island Kingdom, the sport’s return to Sakhir this year was hugely controversial. And “top-level figures” at the sport’s Paris-based governing body “are already nervous” that the 2013 edition – scheduled for next late April – will be “another horrifying embarrassment”, according to Times correspondent Kevin Eason.