Nurburgring
Jun 18

F1: Hockenheim officials furious with Ecclestone over contract dispute

Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany 21st July 2012 The cars line up for the start. World Copyright:Andy Hone/LAT Photographic ref: Digital Image HONY5355

The field line up for the start of the 2012 at the Hockenheimring in , Germany. (Photo:Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

Hockenheim’s F1 future is up in the air. The circuit has a contract with until 2018, whereby it annually alternates the German Grand Prix with the .

But F1 supremo Ecclestone and the Nurburgring on Tuesday announced they are close to agreeing a new deal to stage the German Grand Prix every year between 2015 and 2019 at the Nurburgring.

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Jun 17

Report: Nurburgring to host F1 race each year

During the past several years, the German Grand Prix has alternated between the Nurburgring and Hockenheim each year. (Photo: Getty Images)

The field navigates its way through turn 1 of the 2013 German Grand Prix at the . (Photo: Getty Images)

The fabled Nurburgring is set to ramp up its presence on the F1 calendar. Currently, the circuit and another German venue, , annually alternate a single spot on the sport’s schedule.

But earlier this year, the insolvent Nurburgring secured its future when it was sold to a Dusseldorf automotive group called Capricorn.

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Apr 24

Stratos jumper Felix Baumgartner to compete in Nurburgring 24 Hours

The pressurized suit used during Red Bull Stratos mission by daredevil Felix Baumgartner in October 2012 for his record jump is displayed at "Hangar 7" housing a collection of racing cars, motorbikes and historic aircrafts of the Flying Bulls aerobatic team in Salzburg on January 15, 2014. The building was designed by Austrian architect Volkmar Burgstaller. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEIN  --- MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ORGANIZER RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION---        (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images)

The pressurized suit used during the Red Bull Stratos mission by daredevil for his record jump is displayed at “Hangar 7″ housing a collection of racing , motorbikes and historic aircrafts. (Photo credit: Alexander Klein/Getty Images)

Felix Baumgartner, renown for his 22-mile jump from the stratosphere in October 2012, will be behind the wheel of an R8 LMS ultra in the this June.

Sharing the ride with Frank Biela, Marco Werner and Pierre Kaffer, Baumgartner will help the team compete at the demanding German circuit affectionately referred to as “The Green Hell.”

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