Tag Archive: Rhein-Zeitung

Aug 21

New Nurburgring owner misses payment due date

The Nurburgring’s sale has hit a fork in the road.

Nurburgring logo In March, the financially embattled German grand prix host was bought for a reported EUR 77 million by a Dusseldorf based automotive group called Capricorn. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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Jun 17

Nurburgring to host F1 race each year – report

The fabled Nurburgring is set to ramp up its presence on the F1 calendar.

Nordschleife - Nurburgring Currently, the circuit and another German venue, Hockenheim, annually alternate a single spot on the sport’s schedule. But earlier this year, the insolvent Nurburgring secured its future when it was sold to a Dusseldorf automotive group called Capricorn. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 07

Ecclestone loses interest in buying Nurburgring

“I thought about it and it (buying the Nurburgring) is not practical for me”

GP3 - NürburgringBernie Ecclestone on Sunday performed a swift u-turn, having said earlier he is “thinking about” buying the financially embattled Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

Nurburgring to host 2013 grand prix – reports

Nurburgring officials have reached an agreement with Bernie Ecclestone to host the German grand prix as scheduled in July.

GP3 - NürburgringNurburgring logoThat is the claim of the German newspapers Allgemeine Zeitung and Rhein Zeitung, following a long-running ‘on again, off again’ saga surrounding the fortunes of the financially beleaguered Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30

Nurburgring not giving up on 2013 German GP

The Nurburgring has not given up on hosting this July’s German grand prix.

Nürburgring - photo Getty Images Red Bull2011-07-24 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Germany - Nurburgring CircuitAmid the circuit’s financial troubles, F1 chief executive was quoted on Sunday in the German press: “We do not accept it (the Nurburgring’s proposal) as financially feasible and therefore end the negotiations”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 08

Ecclestone to decide Nurburgring fate – spokesman

Huge uncertainty still surrounds the hosting of this year’s German grand prix.

2012-11-15_0008Nurburgring logoJust after Christmas, a major German newspaper declared that – despite the circuit’s financial woes – the Nurburgring will run the early July event after all. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 13

Bernie Ecclestone has kept German formula one fans’ hopes alive by revealing ongoing talks with Nurburgring race organisers.

Ecclestone still in talks with Nurburgring officials

Nurburgring logo2012-06-10_0439With the embattled circuit facing insolvency ahead of its scheduled return to the 2013 calendar, it emerged recently that the local Rhineland-Palatinate state had decided to keep the Nurburgring afloat.

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Feb 16

Ecclestone wants new contract for Nurburgring race

Bernie Ecclestone insists he wants to sign a new race contract with beleaguered German venue the Nurburgring.

2010-06-12_0628Nurburgring logoAt present, the future of the biennial event looks grim, after the Rhineland-Palatinate state cancelled the circuit operator’s lease, and Nurburgring Automobile GmbH hit back by threatening legal action against the government. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

State ousts Nurburgring circuit operator

The future of the German grand prix at the Nurburgring is looking grim, after the Rhineland-Palatinate state cancelled the circuit operator’s lease.

GP3 - NürburgringNurburgring logoMinister Roger Lewentz told the Rhein-Zeitung newspaper that a bright future for the venue was “not possible” with the existing tenants. The report, however, said talks with Bernie Ecclestone about a new deal for the formula one race are well advanced.

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Jan 12

Official says Nurburgring race ‘possible’ for 2013

The Nurburgring’s chances of staying on the F1 calendar received a boost this week.

GP3 - NürburgringNurburgringThe German race, which until now has alternated a single annual grand prix date with Hockenheim, was thought endangered due to the withdrawal of the Green-influenced Rhineland-Palatinate government’s state support.

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