F1 fans who love watching their favorite drivers lap the Nürburgring in Germany are in for a treat.
A new five-year contract is in the works between F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone and the new owners of the Nürburgring, a group called Capricon. If it goes through, the ‘Ring will host a Grand Prix every single year until at least 2019.
Earlier this week, a press release was to be sent out that read, “Mr. Ecclestone and Mr. Wild did agree to a long term partnership to bring the F1 to the Nürburgring,” until Bernie stepped in at the last moment and changed the wording to read, “Mr. Ecclestone and Mr. Wild endeavored to bring a long term partnership to bring the F1 to the Nürburgring.” This makes it less committal, so clearly Bernie is unsure about the deal.
Still, there is hope that the Nürburgring will lock down contract. “I met with the people of Capricorn and discussed with them how we can enter into a long-term contract with them. I’m ready,” said Ecclestone.