Bernie corruption: Merc to exit?
03 June 2013, 14:46
Munich - Mercedes could exit Formula 1 due to the sport's chief executive Bernie Ecclestone's corruption scandal.
DPA news agency reports that, when negotiating its new Concorde Agreement terms with Ecclestone, Mercedes parent Daimler inserted an exit clause relating to corruption.
Ecclestone is expected to face bribery charges by Munich prosecutors over his payment to jailed former banker Gerhard Gribkowsky.
Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt, a member of Daimler's board of management for integrity and legal affairs, confirmed the existence of the F1 contract clause: "We would utilise the contract terms when it is necessary."
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