Bernie Ecclestone says CVC, the owners of formula one's commercial rights, are happy to see him stay in charge of the sport.
The 82-year-old has been formally charged with bribery by prosecutors in Germany, who allege he blackmailed jailed banker Gerhard Gribkowsky to undersell the rights to CVC.
But Ecclestone insists he still has CVC's backing.
"I have heard from them and they are very happy as I am for me to continue to run the business," he told the Daily Express.
"Nothing has changed. Nothing affects how I look after the best interests of F1. No one has said anything to the contrary."
CVC did issue a statement saying they would continue to "monitor" the situation, which doesn't exactly come across as unconditional support, while FIA President Jean Todt added: "He (Ecclestone) is employed by CVC, so it's their decision. The responsibility for the future of Formula 1 is more about CVC than about Bernie."
Meanwhile, BayernLB, the Munich bank that Gribkowsky was representing when Ecclestone allegedly bribed him, say they are "following events closely".
As for the Formula 1 teams themselves, they have so far kept quiet apart from Sauber team boss Monisha Kaltenborn, who told the German newspaper Neue Zurcher Zeitung: In general, such headlines are not good for formula one."
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