Lawyer Sven Thomas (L) talks to his client Bernie Ecclestone, the head of Formula One racing, as he arrives in court in Munich, Germany. Écclestone was accused of bribing a BayernLB employee in connection with the sale of a portion of Formula One but paid the court £60 million to end the case. Photograph: Getty Images

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Bernie Ecclestone, the head of Formula One racing, departs the Oberlandgericht Muenchen courthouse after judges agreed to conclude his trial for bribery. Ecclestone worked out a deal with prosecutors that spares him from jail time in exchange for payments of a $100 million fine and €25 million to bank BayernLB. Ecclestone was accused of bribing a BayernLB employee in connection with the sale of a portion of Formula One. Photograph: Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images)

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 Bernie Ecclestone, the 83-year-old controlling business magnate in Formula One racing, waits for the first day of his trial for bribery  in Munich, Germany.  Photograph: Joerg Koch/Getty Images

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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso may be on his way back to McLaren. Photograph: Pablo Sanchez/Reuters

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Bernie Ecclestone has been indicted for alleged bribery by a German judge

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