Hockenheim could host 2013 German GP

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB6 squeezes Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari F10 towards the pit wall at the start of the race. Formula One World Championship, Rd 11, German Grand Prix, Race, Hockenheim, Germany, Sunday 25 July 2010.
2010 German GP at Hockenheim

The Nurburgring has not given up on hosting this July’s German Formula One Grand Prix, although Hockenheim has emerged as an alternative venue.

Amid the circuit’s financial troubles, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone was quoted on Sunday in the German press: “We do not accept  [the Nurburgring’s proposal] as financially feasible and therefore end the negotiations”.

But Nurburgring Automotive GmbH chief Jorg Lindner is not giving up.

He told the Rhein Zeitung newspaper on Tuesday: “We have the exclusive rights to F1 at the Nurburgring, and we insist on it.”

Ecclestone said on Tuesday: “I am doing my best to make sure we have an event in Germany. At the moment I can’t say whether it will be Hockenheim or Nurburgring,” he told the Associated Press.

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