Sep 30

Still no clarity on 2010 Hockenheim GP

“We will have found a way in eight to ten days”

Yet another opportunity for the future of Hockenheim’s formula one race to be clarified has passed. The state premier Gunther Oettinger recently explained that the government factions would have a decision about funds for the track, scheduled to host the German GP next year, by 29 September (Tuesday).

But the German news agency DPA reports that the parliament wants to ensure that any state support flows only into infrastructure, presumably as opposed to the sport’s coffers.

DPA however said that if the parliament’s conditions are upheld, there would need to be more negotiations with F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.

“We are not quite there yet,” economics minister Ernst Pfister said in Stuttgart when asked to give clarity about the race.

He added that he is confident “we will have found a way in eight to ten days”.

source: GMM