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SBD Global/August 25, 2014/Leagues and Governing Bodies
F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone Says Sochi Race In October To Go Ahead As Planned
Published August 25, 2014
STICKING AROUND: The BBC's Dan Roan reported Ecclestone has said he wants to run the sport for "as long as I can." In his "first major interview since he avoided a possible 10-year prison sentence," Ecclestone said that he "always believed he would walk away a free man." Ecclestone: "I'm not scared of anything to be honest with you. It never bothered me because I knew I was innocent." He added, "I was never bothered about the jail sentence because I was sure it wouldn't happen." Ecclestone is "now back running the sport on a full-time basis" (BBC, 8/22).
MERCEDES WELCOMES SETTLEMENT: REUTERS' Alan Baldwin reported Mercedes F1 Exec Dir Toto Wolff said that the sport "needs a strong leader" and added that Ecclestone's $100M court settlement to end a bribery trial in Germany "is positive for the sport's future." Wolff: "I have seen a very strong Bernie coming back from the (August) shutdown, after the court case. ... For us it's important to have a strong guy, a strong leader and good discussions. We had one of these today" (REUTERS, 8/23).