16 May 2013

F1 boss reportedly facing charges

6:23 am on 16 May 2013

According to German media reports, Formula One's controversial boss Bernie Ecclestone is facing charges relating to a bribery case.

A former banker, Gerhard Gribkowsky, was jailed last year for accepting 28 million pounds in what he said were bribes from Ecclestone.

But 82-year-old Ecclestone has long denied any wrongdoing, saying he was a victim of coercion by Gribkowsky, and he's absolutely relaxed about the situation.

A German newspaper has reported that Ecclestone has been charged with two financial offences following a two-year investigation into his involvement with Gribkowsky.