Bernie Ecclestone Forgets He's Married on 1st Day of Bribery Trial

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVApril 24, 2014

MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 24:  Bernie Ecclestone, the 83-year-old controlling business magnate in Formula One racing, leaves trial for a lunch-break on April 24, 2014 in Munich, Germany. Ecclestone is accused of bribing BayernLB bank employee Gerhard Gribkowsky to ensure the sale of SLEC Holdings, the parent company of Formula One, to private equity firm CVC.  (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)
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Being on trial for bribery has to be a stressful event, so one could forgive F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone for stumbling over his words as the proceedings began. That said, his wife probably won't be pleased with his answer to a seemingly very simple question on Thursday. 

That's right, Ecclestone apparently forgot he was married. We're no relationship counsellors, but it's safe to say that's a faux pas.

Poor form, Bernie.