By Adam Tate, Managing Editor
Officials for the Nurburgring have expressed an interest to see the Grand Prix track make a return to the Formula One calendar in 2017 and have already begun talks with F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone on the subject.
The German Grand Prix which is usually shared between the Nurburgring and the Hockenheimring faced unprecedented financial issues earlier this year that led to the race being cancelled.
No doubt Ecclestone will put undue pressure on both Hockenheim for 2016 and the Nurbrugring for 2017 to ensure that the circuits are well and truly ready to once again host the ‘pinnacle of motorsport.’
For his part, Nurburgring CEO Carsten Schumacher is hopeful.
We strive for a Formula 1 race in 2017 and are in proper discussions with Bernie Ecclestone. The theme of Formula 1 is not off the table. I hope that Formula 1 will return to its former strength, and if the value for money is good then we will return.
F1 belongs in Germany. With a German team the current champions and strong German drivers in the field in the form of Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg and Nico Hulkenberg, a return to the Nurburgring in 2017 would be a great thing for the sport.