LONDON - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone insisted Monday that, far from being a bad thing, a trial where he has been accused of making a “corrupt bargain” was good for the sport. A German media group, Constantin Medien, which claims it lost out in a deal to sell the Formula One group, has launched legal action against the 83-year-old British tycoon and three other defendants. Constantin is seeking over $100 million (74 million euros) in damages. Ecclestone, chief executive of the F1 group, says the claim “lacks any merit” and has denied being party to any form of “conspiracy”. After he finished giving his evidence on Monday, Eccelstone — who testified for three days in all — was asked as he left London’s High Court whether the case had damaged Formula One.–AFP