State ousts Nurburgring circuit operator

Global Motorsport Media

Feb.8 (GMM) The future of the German grand prix at the Nurburgring is looking grim, after the Rhineland-Palatinate state cancelled the circuit operator's lease.

FIA President Jean Todt, guest of ADAC Nordrhein, with Hermann Tomczyk ADAC Sport president
FIA President Jean Todt, guest of ADAC Nordrhein, with Hermann Tomczyk ADAC Sport president

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Minister Roger Lewentz told the Rhein-Zeitung newspaper that a bright future for the venue was "not possible" with the existing tenants.

The report, however, said talks with Bernie Ecclestone about a new deal for the formula one race are well advanced.

Lewentz said: "I want and need to speak personally with Mr Ecclestone."

Recently, the Nurburgring has been annually alternating a single date on the F1 calendar with Hockenheim.

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Series FORMULA 1
Drivers Jean Todt , Bernie Ecclestone
Tags ecclestone, fia, fom.fota, germany, nurburgring