Judge reserves Ecclestone judgment

A High Court judge has reserved judgment following a trial in which F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone was accused of making a "corrupt bargain".

Mr Justice Newey finished hearing legal submissions on Friday and said he would deliver a ruling at a later date.

Mr Ecclestone has been accused of entering into a "corrupt agreement" with a banker to facilitate the sale of the Formula One Group to a buyer chosen by him.

A German media company said it lost out as a result of the deal and has taken legal action against Mr Ecclestone, chief executive of the Formula One Group.

Mr Ecclestone gave evidence at the trial, which began at the High Court in London in late October.

He said Constantin Medien's claim "lacks any merit" and he denies any conspiracy.