Nurburgring secures deal to host 2013 German GP
||Thursday, January 31st 2013, 10:10 GMT
A deal has been agreed for the Nurburgring to host the 2013 German Grand Prix, according to Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.
The future of the event had been in doubt for several months as financial difficulties threatened the Nurburgring ability to host a grand prix.
Ecclestone said on Monday that talks had 'regrettably' broken down because terms being offered by the track were 'not financially acceptable'.
Ecclestone has however confirmed to Reuters that a deal has been agreed and that a race will take place on July 7.
"I treasure the Nurburgring and its history," Ecclestone said in a statement on Thursday.
"In view of its long tradition, I was glad to support choosing the Nurburgring as the venue for the Formula 1."
The deal means 19 races have been confirmed for the 2013 calendar.
The vacant July 21 slot is yet to be filled, despite reported interest from Turkey, Austria and Portugal.
2013 Formula 1 calendar
17/03 Australian Grand Prix
24/03 Malaysian Grand Prix
14/04 Chinese Grand Prix
21/04 Bahrain Grand Prix
12/05 Spanish Grand Prix
26/05 Monaco Grand Prix
09/06 Canadian Grand Prix
30/06 British Grand Prix
07/07 German Grand Prix
28/07 Hungarian Grand Prix
25/08 Belgian Grand Prix
08/09 Italian Grand Prix
22/09 Singapore Grand Prix
06/10 Korean Grand Prix
13/10 Japanese Grand Prix
27/10 Indian Grand Prix
03/11 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
17/11 United States Grand Prix
24/11 Brazilian Grand Prix