Ecclestone cancels Nurburgring appearance

The fallout of Bernie Ecclestone's Hitler interview continued on Tuesday, as it emerged the F1 chief executive called off a scheduled appearance at the Nurburgring. The 78-year-old's audience with Baden-Wurttemberg prime minister...

The fallout of Bernie Ecclestone's Hitler interview continued on Tuesday, as it emerged the F1 chief executive called off a scheduled appearance at the Nurburgring.

The 78-year-old's audience with Baden-Wurttemberg prime minister Gunther Oettinger has already been cancelled due to the controversial comments, and Ecclestone was also scheduled to attend the opening of the German GP venue's facility improvements.

But according to the German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur, the Briton phoned to withdraw from the event, although Nurburgring officials would not confirm the reasons for the decision.

Ecclestone denied his meeting with Oettinger has been called off.

"As far as I'm concerned I am to meet him at 12 o'clock on Sunday. Nobody has said anything to the contrary to me," he said.

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