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Hockenheim to replace Nürburgring for 2015 German Grand Prix // Alternating in Germany may have come to an end

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Hockenheim to replace Nürburgring for 2015 German Grand Prix
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The Hockenheim circuit is set to replace the Nürburgring as hosts of the German Grand Prix in 2015, despite the contract in place to alternate between the two tracks. Hockenheim hosted the race in 2014, but Bernie Ecclestone has said there is no chance of the Nürburgring being able to feature the Grand Prix this year.

Talking to Reuters, Bernie said: “It’s going to be at Hockenheim, we’re in the middle of doing something with them. It’s can’t be Nürburgring because there’s nobody there.” Ecclestone will need to agree amendments to the contract with Hockenheim, who have been part of the alternating German Grand Prix since 2008.

Ecclestone also revealed that he has twice tried to buy the Nürburgring circuit, after missing out on the first sale to owners who then put it up again, he says: “They couldn’t pay and it went on sale again. I said I’d be interested and then they found somebody else. So I don’t know what’s happening.”