Ecclestone....a shady international criminal mastermind...surely not!
If he were a major international bad boy there would be sufficient evidence of his connection to other SMIRSCHH agents, like errmm ...Tony Blair...or the pervy sons of wannabe British dictators......or dodgy Saudi princes and stuff....anyway he would deffo have to live under the sea in a hollowed out volcano and have a white persian cat!
No that's mainly Weisswurst mit Hausmacher Senf und a' Brez'n, washed down with a Maß, and a long-understated and overlooked admiration for shortarsed Österreicher with lots of power and a tall blonde companion.
Eccelstone's lawyer, Sven Thomas, defended the settlement negotiations, saying his client had been suffering from the "extremely burdensome procedure". The British billionaire could have faced up to 10 years in jail and would have had to cede control of a business he has built up over the past four decades.