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F1 back at Nurburgring? 'Only on sensible financial terms'

F1 back at Nurburgring? 'Only on sensible financial terms'

04-01-2022 16:47 Last update: 18:37
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In 2020 there was suddenly a Grand Prix at the Nurburgring again after Formula 1 had not been there since 2013. The circuit was a welcome addition because many races were cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. Whether we will see Formula 1 again soon on the German circuit is still the question.

Nurburgring is keen to see Formula 1 come to town

Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali already announced that he regrets the fact that there will be no race in Germany next season. According to him, there is no real interest from Germany to organize a Grand Prix, but Formula 1 is always willing to talk with the circuits.

At the German RTL Nurburgring reacted to Domenicali's statements. "We remain of the opinion that we can envision Formula 1 very well at the Nurburgring, but under economically sensible conditions," revealed communications chief Alexander Gerhard. The track managers are still willing to discuss a return of Formula 1. Gerhard also said that an alternating German Grand Prix with the Hockenheimring is a possibility.

Not comparable to Zandvoort

The model of the Dutch Grand Prix, where tickets for the race at Zandvoort go on sale far in advance, is not applicable to the Nurburgring, according to the organizers. "The Dutch have an exceptional role with Max Verstappen and it is also not our job to look at their model." According to Gerhard, there are two options to make a German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring possible. One in which and financial risks are shared and one in which the circuit is rented out.