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SBD Global/October 31, 2012/Facilities

Struggling Nürburgring Racetrack Still Has A Shot At Hosting German Grand Prix In '13

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "has started negotiations with Hockenheimring officials, but the struggling Nürburgring still has a shot at hosting the 2013 German F1 Grand Prix," according to Dietmar Brück of the RHEIN ZEITUNG. Pietro Nuvoloni, a spokesperson for the financial recovery experts currently in charge of the Nürburgring racetrack, said, "This possibility isn't off the table." Nuvoloni described the fact that Ecclestone is also talking to Hockenheimring officials as simply "regular business practice." So far motorsports governing body FIA has only set a date, July 14, for the Grand Prix of Germany. It is still up in the air where the race will be hosted. There have been various rumors that Ecclestone "could move the '13 race to the Hockenheimring due to the ongoing insolvency proceedings of the Nürburgring racetrack." The negotiations of where the German F1 Grand Prix in '13 will be hosted are reportedly "in the final stretch" (RHEIN ZEITUNG, 10/30).
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