If that was not enough, Ecclestone stood up the current ring bosses who were expecting him for a meeting regarding the tracks future. Ring officials Jorg Lindner and Kai Richter traveled to the Hockenheim and waitied for Ecclestone. And wait they did with Ecclestone never showing up. This led to speculation that Ecclestone did not show for fear German prosecutors would order his arrest regarding the recent bribery investigation that has led to a jail sentence for one banker (Gerhard Gribkowsky) who accepted Ecclestone's bribes.
The lawyer for said banker stated to Bild newspaper, I wonder how in the future he can fulfil his duties in Germany, in Europe, indeed in the entire world if the prosecutor should apply for an international arrest warrant."
This story is getting very, very interesting to say the least.