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Ecclestone will continue to run the motor racing business despite a forthcoming bribery trial but will face greater control from the company board, Formula One said in a statement Thursday.Ecclestone, who denies wrongdoing, will step down as a Formula One director pending the conclusion of a trial scheduled to start in Germany in late April, but will run the business on a day-to-day basis.Ecclestone, who is 83, has been ordered to stand trial in Germany in a case relating to the sale of a stake in Formula One in 2005-06 .Leading F1 shareholder CVC said in November that Ecclestone would be fired if he were found guilty.Ecclestone has been immersed in motor racing since moving into team management after failing to make it as a driver in the 1950s.Ecclestone has a reputation for being uncompromising and obsessively neat.
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