Could Formula 1 return to the Nürburgring?
After a five-year hiatus, the Nürburgring has been in talks with Formula 1 regarding a return to hosting a round in 2019.
There are obstacles to overcome, however, namely money.
“We really would appreciate [having] the Formula 1 back at the Nürburgring in 2019,” said Nürburgring CEO Mirco Markfort in a statement. “This will only be possible if we take meaningful economic surrounding conditions into consideration.
“Furthermore we are able to confirm that there had been conversations with the owner of Formula 1 – Liberty Media.”
From 2007-10, the circuit shared the German round over alternating years with Hockenheim, though it was titled the ‘European Grand Prix’ for a couple of years. A change in ownership in 2014 put an end to the agreement to host F1, making 2013 its last year as an F1 venue.
Having lost the World Endurance Championship ‘superseason’ round, the circuit has no major FIA World Championship presence in 2018.