The German GP of 2013 is finally agreed to happen at the Nürburgring. Long negotiations with Bernie Ecclestone have finally come to an end, ensuring a 2013 Formula One race on 7 July at the German race circuit.
In addition to the Nürburgring deal, Hockenheimring agreed if Nürburgring could not host the event they would in order to maintain Formula 1 racing in Germany.
"I thank Mr. Ecclestone very much and I am delighted that he has decided in favour of the Nürburgring. With his commitment to the legendary circuit, he makes a significant and valuable contribution to the Nürburgring," states Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas B. Schmidt, managing director in charge of the restructuring of Nürburgring GmbH.
"I appreciate the Nürburgring and its history very much. Even today, this Grand Prix™ circuit makes the highest demands on drivers and teams. I was very pleased to advocate the hosting of the Formula 1 race at the Nürburgring in order to sustain this traditional race track," Ecclestone happily admits. Ecclestone, CEO of the Formula One Group, granted the rights to host the Formula 1 race to Nürburgring Betriebsgesellschaft mbH. Ecclestone and NBG have agreed not to disclose contractual details of the transaction.
Ticket presales for the event are set to start on 4 February.