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MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, ITALY - JANUARY 13: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone sits on the Ducati GP10 during the Wroom 2010 on January 13, 2010 in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Two days after Sebastian Vettel's fourth title triumph, the Formula One spotlight shifted to London's High Court on Tuesday with the latest case that places Bernie Ecclestone's future in doubt. The longtime commercial head of F1 is already under investigation in Germany over an alleged payment of $44 million relating to the sale of the motorsport series in 2006. A German court won't say until next year whether Ecclestone will stand trial on charges of bribery and incitement to breach of trust. German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky has already been jailed for taking the payment from Ecclestone. Gribkowsky was in charge of selling the bank BayernLB's stake in F1 to investment group CVC Capital Partners. Now at a London trial, which began on Tuesday, former F1 shareholder, German media company Constantin Medien, is suing Ecclestone and three other defendants for up to $144 million, claiming F1 was undervalued at the time of the sale. Ecclestone -- estimated by Forbes magazine to be wor...
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