Vettel not involved in Nurburgring buyout bid 25 February, 2014 Sebastian Vettel with Britta Roeske Sebastian Vettel’s spokesperson, Britta Roeske, has denied reports that the the reigning World Champion is involved in a possible buyout of the Nurburgring. With the German Grand Prix venue’s future uncertain, we reported last week that embattled Formula 1 Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone is no longer a candidate to buy it. Ecclestone had confirmed in January that he had made a bid for the financially-troubled track. “We want to make sure there is a Formula 1 race in Germany every year in the future,” he said at the time. But last week, it emerged that Ecclestone was not among the latest candidates – entities from Dusseldorf and the US, and a private equity firm – are now seriously in the running to buy the Nurburgring. Germany’s Sport Bild now claims that German driver and reigning World Champion Vettel could be involved in a Nurburgring buyout bid. But the Austrian news agency APA quoted his spokesman Roeske as saying: “There’s nothing to [the report].” The current bidding process will reportedly conclude at the end of March. (GMM) Subbed by AJN.