Ecclestone doing his best to save German GP

Bernie Ecclestone (GBR) CEO of the Formula One Group. Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Korean Grand Prix, Preparations, Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea, Thursday 21 October 2010.

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has “not given up” on the scheduled return to the Nurburgring for the German Grand prix this year.

The financially-embattled venue is scheduled to host the July race, but it is also possible that Hockenheim could step in at the last minute.

“I am doing my best to make sure we do not lose Formula One in Germany,” Ecclestone, 82, is quoted by the Allgemeine Zeitung.

The newspaper said that it knows that negotiations are still taking place between Ecclestone and Nurburgring officials, but that a deal is not yet signed.

“Whether [Ecclestone] will sign in the coming days, he did not say,” the media report explained.

Nurburgring official Karl-Heinz Steinkuhler would not comment. (GMM)

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