Motorsport boss Bernie Ecclestone made a 'corrupt bargain' in a bid to stay in a position of influence in Formula 1 racing, a lawyer has told a High Court judge.
Mr Ecclestone entered into a 'corrupt agreement' with a banker to facilitate the sale of the Formula 1 group to a buyer chosen by him, Mr Justice Newey heard.
Food for thought: Bernie Ecclestone and new wife Fabiana Flosi leaving Zuma restaurant in London on Monday night
A German media company which claims it lost out as a result of the deal is taking legal action against Mr Ecclestone.
Today, a barrister representing the company outlined allegations at the start of a High Court trial in London which is expected to last several weeks.
Mr Ecclestone was not in court. He is expected to dispute the allegations against him.
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