Nurburgring ‘confident’ of F1 return


As Hockenheim gears up to host this year's German GP, officials at the Nurburgring say they are "confident" of hosting the race in 2017.

Last season the German Grand Prix was cancelled when talks with the Nurburgring's new owners collapsed.

It was the first time since 1960 that the German Grand Prix did not feature on the Formula 1 calendar.

This race is back on this season's calendar as it is Hockenheim's turn to host as the two German venues alternate the grand prix.

As such it should return to the Nurburgring next season, although talks with Bernie Ecclestone's FOM are still ongoing.

"I would like to answer that the Nürburgring is still in discussion for the 2017 Formula 1 Grand Prix in Germany," a circuit spokesperson told

"We are still confident to host this grand prix.

"If there is a chance [to return to the Formula 1 calendar] we would like to take it, but in the end it will be a question of the conditions and the financial risk."