The Mercedes F1 team's owners have reportedly demanded a 'full investigation' into the F1 sale bribery case, which could result in the company leaving the sport.
Having been found guilty of taking nearly $44 million in bribes and failing to pay tax on the money, former banker Gerhard Gribkowsky was on Wednesday jailed for eight and a half years by a Munich court.
The charges related to his part in the sale of Formula One rights from German bank BayernLB to CVC, in which he allegedly received cash bribes from Bernie Ecclestone.
And although Ecclestone faces no charges and denies having bribed Gribkowsky, the Daimler Group have reportedly demand an investigation into the events.
According to Handelsblatt newspaper, Daimler "does not tolerate the immoral or corrupt practices of its employees or its business partners."
The paper added that there could be "serious consequences" that could include Daimler, and therefore Mercedes, withdrawing from Formula One.