Nurburgring wants to host annual F1 race

Start of 2013 race

Start of 2013 race

Nurburgring is set to ramp up its presence on the Formula 1 calendar, and host an annual grand prix

Currently, the fabled circuit and Hockenheim, annually alternate a single spot on the sport’s schedule.

But earlier this year, the insolvent Nurburgring secured its future when it was sold to Dusseldorf automotive group Capricorn.

Boss Robertino Wild said at the time that the Nurburgring would “basically go as it was before”.

But a report in the German newspaper Rhein Zeitung claims that the Nurburgring has in fact agreed a new contract with Formula 1, where the circuit will host a grand prix each year until at least 2019.

The new deal with Bernie Ecclestone could even entail a “long-term strategic partnership beyond the next five years”, the report added.

The news could endanger the future of the Hockenheim race, as Formula 1 is unlikely to continue with two German grands prix on a single annual calendar.

DPA news agency said that a spokesman for Capricorn declined to comment. (GMM)