Tag Archive: Nurburgring

Jul 23

Germany could host two races per year again

Future F1 calendars could once again host two grands prix in Germany within a single season.

2013-08-04-2013-08-04-GTMJB57 Recently, as it emerged the Nurburgring was close to a new deal with Bernie Ecclestone, it was said Hockenheim’s F1 foray could end altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

F1 left to muse reasons for small Hockenheim crowd

Elsewhere in Germany on Sunday, the Nurburgring hosted an event called the ‘Truck Grand Prix’.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (16) Watching the unwieldy trucks from the grandstands were about 100,000 excited spectators — about twice the size of the crowd that gathered at Hockenheim for the 2014 German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Boss ‘not worried’ about Hockenheim future

Hockenheim is not looking at this weekend’s German grand prix as its last.

2011.10.01-GT Masters Hockenheim 02 That is the claim of circuit boss Georg Seiler, amid reports a deal between Bernie Ecclestone and the Nurburgring could end an alternating scheme that currently sees Hockenheim host a grand prix every second year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Weekend could be last blast at ‘new’ Hockenheim

Seiler said he is expecting a crowd of about 55,000 on Sunday.

ADAC GT Masters - Hockenheimring by Iain Shankland The “phones have been running hot” ahead of the German grand prix, according to Hockenheim boss Georg Seiler. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Roberto Merhi back in contention before summer break

On Sunday, Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) took his second victory in this year’s Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

Roberto Merhi back in contention before summer breakSix years after his win at the Nürburgring in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, the Spaniard has won on this same circuit ahead of the Lotus duo of Matthieu Vaxiviere and Marlon Stockinger. In the championship, Roberto Merhi is now second overall, 39 points behind countryman Carlos Sainz (DAMS), who was eliminated in a first corner incident.

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Jul 12

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: A perfect day for Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz (DAMS) returned to his winning ways on the return of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series to the Nürburgring.

A perfect day for Carlos SainzStarting from pole, his sixth of the season, the Red Bull Junior Team driver led from start to finish for the victory ahead of Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) and Sergey Sirotkin (Fortec Motorsports).

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Jul 11

Sainz jr confirms Caterham talks

“Yes, it is true that there have been talks with them (Caterham)” – Sainz jr

Carlo Sainz Jr Carlos Sainz jr has admitted talks about making his grand prix debut for Caterham this year have taken place in recent days. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Ecclestone to ‘comply with’ Hockenheim contract

Bernie Ecclestone has played down the threat to Hockenheim’s future on the F1 calendar.

2012-06-10_0439 The track’s current contract is for a race this July, and then again in 2016 and 2018, as it alternates an annual spot on the schedule with another German venue, the Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Hockenheim deal ‘has no exit clause’

Hockenheim’s F1 future is up in the air.

20130929-0146 The circuit has a contract with Bernie Ecclestone until 2018, whereby it annually alternates the German grand prix with the Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Hockenheim furious as Ecclestone eyes F1 axe

“He cannot and will not terminate.”

2014-05-03-0005 Bernie Ecclestone could terminate Hockenheim’s contract, as he looks to secure the long-term future of formula one in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Nürburgring: Full FA1 Team Ghinzani podium

During the second Formula Acceleration 1 race at the Nürburgring, it was a full win for the Italian Team Ghinzani.

Mirko Bortolotti (ITA) started from P4 and won the race, Richard Gonda (SVK) finished second and Sergio Campana (ITA) third. Nigel Melker (NL) qualified on pole position, but had troubles with his clutch in the formation lap and couldn’t start the race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Nürburgring : Nigel Melker wins first FA1 race

The first Formula Acceleration 1 race at the Nürburgring was won today by Nigel Melker.

The Dutch driver started from pole, but had to struggle to win this race. Mirko Bortolotti (ITA) was involved in a crash and was therefore very happy with his second place.

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Mar 12

Lauda ‘annoyed’ by Schumacher rumours

“Nevertheless, we are all waiting for better news.”

2013-06-09_0614 Niki Lauda has admitted to being “saddened” and “annoyed” by the constant rumours of Michael Schumacher’s medical condition. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

New Nurburgring owner to keep ‘affordable’ F1

Capricorn is committed to keeping formula one at the Nurburgring

GP3 - Nürburgring F1′s Nurburgring future now appears brighter, after the embattled German grand prix venue was bought for a reported EUR 100 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Nurburgring sold for up to EUR 70m – report

The Nurburgring looks to have been sold for between EUR 60 and 70 million.

GP3 - Nürburgring This week, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone said he had been outbid for the fabled German grand prix venue, having offered “$50 million”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

F1 heading for Azerbaijan debut – Ecclestone

Baku could be on the annual calendar as soon as next year

Three equally sized horizontal bands of blue, red, and green, with a white crescent and an eight-pointed star centered in the red bandAlmost a year ago, Bernie Ecclestone stunned F1′s headline writers when he said plans were afoot for a race in Baku. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Vettel denies Nurburgring buyout bid

The current bidding process will reportedly conclude at the end of March

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (10) Sebastian Vettel’s manager has denied the reigning world champion is involved in a possible buyout of the Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Bernie Ecclestone is no longer a serious candidate to buy the embattled Nurburgring

Ecclestone no longer in race for Nurburgring

2012-06-07_0273 The F1 chief executive revealed last month that he has made a bid for the fabled German grand prix venue, amid its financial problems. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Michela Cerruti signs for 2014 Auto GP Championship campaign

Miki will use her lucky number 88 to race with this year

Michela Cerruti Super Nova is delighted to announce that the first driver in its 2014 Auto GP line-up is Italian talent Michela Cerruti, from Milan.

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Jan 26

Auto GP secures Eurosport live coverage

Partnership with WTCC, DTM, ELMS for 2014

AutoGP Auto GP Organization is proud to announce its 2014 calendar. As previously announced, the series will contest its fifth season over eight rounds, all of them on circuits steeped in motorsports history.

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