Nov.15 (GMM) It is possible Germany will fall off the 2013 Formula One calendar altogether.
Hockenheim has been named as a possible alternative, and it was believed that talks between circuit officials and Bernie Ecclestone had been underway for some time.
But the city's mayor Dieter Gummer told DPA news agency: "It is the case that we are in constant contact but it has never led to negotiations on a Formula One event in Hockenheim in 2013.
"Before a Grand Prix in Germany goes we would in any case be prepared to talk, but in every case the priority is Nurburgring," he added.
Gummer said organising a 2013 race at Hockenheim would be "certainly problematic", as preparations for a Grand Prix usually begin "at the completion of the previous event".