Politics threaten F1 race at Nurburgring

Politics threaten F1 race at Nurburgring

By Motorsport.com/GMM

Story Highlights

  • German GP in danger
  • Elections shift the tide
  • Save The "Ring" is in the works

A political alliance in Germany is reportedly endangering the future of the formula one race at the Nurburgring.

Elections in the western Rhineland-Palatinate state were recently held and the ruling SPD party lost its absolute majority.

The green party, meanwhile, tripled its vote meaning that a ruling coalition has been formed, and according to DPA news agency this endangers state funding for the Nurburgring's F1 contract.

Vintage Arrows A2 on display
Vintage Arrows A2 on display

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

"I have nothing against car racing in the Eifel," said the green (Grunen) state party chief Daniel Kobler.

"I just have a problem if tax money is needed to ensure that more millions and billions are reaped in profits (by F1)," he added.

"In the negotiations with the SPD, we will work to permanently remove the subsidies for the 'Ring in the foreseeable future," said Kobler.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eric Gilbert
Tags german grand prix, nurburgring, save the ring