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Bernie Ecclestone has called off negotiations with the Nurburgring, according to Germany’s Der Spiegel.
Former Marussia driver Timo Glock has agreed a three-year contract to race in Germany’s DTM touring car series with BMW.
That is the claim of Sport Bild, reporting that the deal will be announced officially on Friday. Shortly after Marussia announced it is replacing the 30-year-old with an as-yet undecided pay-driver, Glock headed to Valencia where he tested BMW’s M3 DTM car.
Bernie Ecclestone has not given up on F1′s scheduled return to the Nurburgring in 2013.
The financially-embattled venue is scheduled to host the July race, but it is also possible 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.
In the 2013 season, the race calendar of the planet’s most competitive young-gun series will comprise 10 race weekends in six European countries.
The season will be kicked off as early as on 23 and 24 March in Italy, with the season finale (26-27 October) being held in France. The hopeful Formula 3 talents will race in the support programme of WTCC, WEC and DTM races at tradition-rich motor-racing venues that always are attended by big crowds.
Germany’s recent formula one hosts, the Nurburgring and Hockenheim, are still both in the running to stage next year’s July race.
As per the venues’ alternating agreement, the financially-embattled Nurburgring was originally scheduled to organise the 2013 event. But Malu Dreyer, the incoming minister-president for the ruling government of the Rhineland-Palatinate state, said the Nurburgring is still in the running.
“The Ferrari is not as bad as everyone says it is.”
Dr Helmut Marko, Red Bull’s outspoken driver manager, has scoffed at the paddock’s depiction of Fernando Alonso as the great title underdog. The Austrian admitted to Auto Bild Motorsport that he has taken exception to Spaniard Alonso’s repeated depiction of a David versus Goliath-style struggle against championship favourite Sebastian Vettel’s vastly superior Red Bull.