German GP at Nurburgring will happen in 2013 31 January, 2013 Start of 2011 German GP at Nurburgring The Nurburgring will host this year’s German Grand Prix after Formula One commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone agreed to a deal, ending months of uncertainty over the venue, the race will take place on 7 July, 2013. “I treasure the Nurburgring and its history,” 82-year old Ecclestone said in a statement on Thursday. “In view of its long tradition, I was glad to support choosing the Nurburgring as the venue for the Formula One,” he added. The Nuerburgring and Hockenheim have alternated as venues for the German Grand Prix in recent years, but financial problems at the former had caused uncertainty over this year’s race. Circuit owners Nurburgring GmbH, who are 90 percent owned by the German regional state of Rhineland-Palatinate, ran into financial trouble amid a dispute with track operator NAG over leasing fees. The state authorities are under pressure to make the track pay after pouring millions of euros into a racing-themed amusement park there. The race is a home one for Red Bull‘s triple world champion Sebastian Vettel, who has yet to win a grand prix on German soil, as well as for car maker Mercedes who now have Britain’s 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton partnering Germany’s Nico Rosberg in their works team. (Reuters) Tweet Related NewsNew Nurburgring owner misses second paymentMagnussen not interested in talking to MassaMercedes backtrack on Brembo blame for Hamilton shuntRicciardo: It’s nice to get respect from FernandoHamilton targets high five in HungaryTech Talk: Hockenheim AnalysisGermany could host two grands prix per yearMassa: Rookies just take it easy!Vettel negativity blamed for turning off German fansPhotos: Best of German Grand Prix race day Forza Ferrari Finally!!! That’s really good news! The Nürburgring is definitely one of the best tracks on F1 calendar.