Nurburgring will not host 2015 German GP

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The future of the German Grand Prix is in doubt after the Nurburgring confirmed it will not host this year’s race.

The race was originally scheduled to take place at the Nurburgring on July 19, but talks between the circuit’s new owner’s and Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone collapsed over the winter.

Hockenheim, which has alternated hosting the German GP with the Nurburgring in recent years, was approached about holding the race this summer, but ruled itself out of a deal earlier this week.

A spokesperson for the Nurburgring confirmed to Reuters on Thursday that the circuit  has now taken the same decision, claiming it cannot host the race in 2015 “for time, financial and organisational reasons.”

The Nurburgring’s decision means there will not be a grand prix held in Germany for the first time since 1960 and leaves the current F1 calendar with 19 races.

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