Nurburgring not available for 2010 German GP

Nurburgring boss Walter Kafitz has once again ruled out stepping in to replace Hockenheim should the latter German venue drop off the 2010 Formula One calendar. The two circuits currently alternate hosting a single annual German race, but the ...

Nurburgring boss Walter Kafitz has once again ruled out stepping in to replace Hockenheim should the latter German venue drop off the 2010 Formula One calendar.

The two circuits currently alternate hosting a single annual German race, but the future of Hockenheim's loss-making event is unclear.

We reported earlier this year Kafitz's claim that the Nurburgring, host of last Sunday's German Grand Prix, will be unable to fill the void in 2010 because it cannot afford to host the sport every year.

Two British newspapers now quote him as insisting that the only solution would be if Bernie Ecclestone reduces his race fees, "but I cannot imagine he is willing to accept my wishes," he said, according to the Guardian.

"Definitely we are not available for next year, we are planning only for 2011," he added in the Daily Telegraph.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Bernie Ecclestone