The Nürburgring has finally come to an agreement with Bernie Ecclestone and FOM to host the German Grand Prix this season, after weeks of unsettled debate between the two parties. The race was left subject to confirmation when the official 2013 calendar was released, and over the last few days there has been talk the event may have been dropped altogether.
With the Nürburgring and Hockenheim alternating hosting duties, the former was due to take on the challenge for the coming season. However, financial troubles have dogged the circuit and they engaged in talks with Ecclestone over hosting the race. There were rumours over the past few days that the talks may have fallen through, which would have left us with just one confirmed race in July, but Bernie Ecclestone has reportedly confirmed to Reuters that the event is back on.
He said: “I treasure the Nüburgring and its history. In view of its long tradition, I was glad to support choosing the Nürburgring as the venue for F1.”
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