It emerged last month that Mrs Ecclestone had moved out of their Kensington home, before her PR agency "formally announced" she has filed for divorce.

Bernie Ecclestone has vowed to save his marriage with his wife of 24 years, Slavica.

It emerged last month that Mrs Ecclestone had moved out of their Kensington home, before her PR agency "formally announced" she has filed for divorce.

The story is particularly significant given the fact that - for tax reasons - most of 78-year-old billionaire Ecclestone's immense wealth is in the non-domiciled Slavica Ecclestone's name.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, however, Bernie said he was determined he is "not going to get a divorce".

"Slavica's travelling in India with friends at the moment, but, when she gets back, we're going to talk things through," Ecclestone said last week at the London boutique Moussaieff, where his daughter Tamara was unveiled as the new 'face' of the jeweller.

Ecclestone originally explained that his wife only moved out of their home due to noisy neighbours' renovations, and expressed surprise when he heard of the pending divorce.

"Really?" he said last month. "Oh ... we will see. I didn't even know she had a PR company. You hear of things -- I must find out."

Slavica Ecclestone, a former model from Croatia, is 50.