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Ecclestone pokes fun at bribery trial in Xmas card

  • Published on 18 Dec 2014 14:53
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
Bernie Ecclestone has poked fun at the legal troubles that almost landed him in jail this year. Every Christmas season, the F1 supremo sends out a card to his friends in the sport featuring a personalised cartoon.

In past years, he has poked fun at 'spygate', depicted Max Mosley whipping sore bottoms, shown Jean Todt holding hands in Concorde marriage and Lewis Hamilton fleeing a smoking McLaren for Mercedes-fuelled dollars. For 2014, the 84-year-old Briton has turned the humorous heat on himself.

The card depicts a robber on horseback pointing a gun at Ecclestone, who is carrying a hefty sack marked '$100 million'. "This is not a robbery," the thief tells Bernie. "I am collecting for the Bavarian state." As ever, however, a cheeky Ecclestone hinted he might get something in return, saying inside the card: "Maybe now we can have a formula one race in the really nice city of Munich, Germany."



Recently, Ecclestone sat down with a close group of specialist reporters and admitted that the Gerhard Gribkowsky scandal and trial had made 2014 a "difficult" year. "It's not easy to take your mind away when somebody tells you that you might get ten years," he was quoted by Forbes' Christian Sylt. (GMM)

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