Nurburgring close to German GP deal, says Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone insists that the German GP will take place as scheduled at the Nurburgring on July 7.

The track alternates with Hockenheim for the right to hold the race but financial problems – the fallout of a misguided attempt at creating a Nurburgring motor racing theme park – meant that the race has been in limbo since the 2013 schedule was announced, with suggestions that it might return to Hockenheim.

However Ecclestone has told Reuters that the race should go ahead as planned, saying: “It should be the Nurburgring and we are trying to make it happen. I’m talking with them today.”

Ecclestone also said that the calendar will stick at 19 races, which means that his attempt to revive the Turkish GP has failed.

That in turn means that Hungary will be the only race to take place between Germany on July 7 and Belgium at the end of August.

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2 responses to “Nurburgring close to German GP deal, says Ecclestone

  1. ronmon

    Two races in a span of two months? That seems awfully silly to me. It would make more sense (in my mind anyway) to take only a two or three week break in the summer and end the season earlier. Surely, the teams would enjoy a longer winter break and make good use of the time to prepare for the next season.

  2. Paul Barrass

    I have to agree with ronmon on this, that seems a conspicuously large gap, especially given that in season testing is effectively banned. I am sure given what Renault (sorry, Lotus) and Red Bull have both said about their year end plans being disrupted by the run in this year that an extended winter break would be much more appreciated.

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