WRC will hold centre stage on prime-time TV this weekend when Sébastien Ogier tackles a special challenge during the final episode of the popular Saturday night German entertainment show ‘Wetten, dass…?’ (You Bet!) on ZDF.
Bernie Ecclestone remains at legal loggerheads with the Munich state bank BayernLB.
When the sport’s supremo controversially yet successfully settled with German prosecutors for $100 million, he had at the time also made an offer of $25 million to the aggrieved bank and former F1 shareholder BayernLB.
Bernie Ecclestone is going straight back to work after agreeing a $100 million deal to end his bribery trial in Munich.
Amid high controversy and suggestions F1’s major stakeholders and his employer CVC might not be happy with Tuesday’s news, it was confirmed that the outcome of the court proceedings is that the 83-year-old is a “free man”.
With Michael Schumacher fighting for recovery in a Swiss clinic, his family has also been fighting on another front.
EFE news agency reports that the publisher Hubert Burda Media, owner of the German news weekly Bunte, has been legally banned by a Munich court from publishing certain photographs of Schumacher’s wife Corinna.
The FIA has approved restarting races from the grid after safety car periods from 2015.
The controversial rule change, undoubtedly designed to spice up the ‘show’, was agreed by the decision-making F1 Commission recently but only rubber-stamped by the World Motor Sport Council in Munich on Thursday.
F1’s chief legal officer ended her day in tears after appearing as a witness during the Bernie Ecclestone bribery trial.
Earlier this year, it emerged that, with Ecclestone’s powers diminished during the scandal and high-profile trial, 44-year-old Sacha Woodward-Hill would help her boss with the day-to-day running of the sport.