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OCTOBER 5, 2006

Weber wins

Michael Schumacher's manager Willi Weber has won substantial damages for libel in a judgement in the High Court against Business F1 magazine. The magazine published a story in 2005 claiming that Weber was involved in prostitution and drug running. Weber was rumoured to be seeking damages of around $180,000 plus costs. The magazine editor apologised in court. The magazine has previously lost libel actions with FIA consultant Alan Donnelly and former Jaguar F1 boss Tony Purnell. There remain at least two outstanding libel cases against the magazine, involving F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting and FIA Press Officer Richard Woods.