German Grand Prix confirmed at Nürburgring
31 January 2013 – The German Grand Prix has finally be confirmed on the 2013 calendar, ending weeks of speculation. It was announced by Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday that the race will be held at the Nürburgring on 7 July.
The Eifel venue was declared bankrupt six months ago, casting a dark shadow of uncertainty over the Grand Prix. However, after back-and-forth discussions between circuit organisers and Ecclestone, a deal has now been reached to save the race.
"I appreciate the Nürburgring and its history very much," said Ecclestone. "This 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."
The Nürburgring agreement has ensured that the 2013 calendar will consist of at least 19 races, with a further, 20th Grand Prix, currently penned in for 21 July.