NUERBURGRING

  • Bernie Ecclestone makes bid for historic Nuerburgring January 15, 2014

    Berlin: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has put in a bid to buy the famous yet financially troubled Nuerburgring circuit, it was revealed on Wednesday. The race track has gone into administration after local politicians loaded it with debt equating to around 50 years worth of profit and the famed and...
  • Pastor Maldonado's Williams suffers KERS failure July 6, 2013

    Nuerburgring: Pastor Maldonado's Williams suffered a KERS failure in the garage on Saturday and fire marshals had to extinguish smoke, the struggling Formula One team said ahead of qualifying for the German Grand Prix. Safety issues have become the focus of attention in F1 after five drivers suffered tyre blowouts at...
  • F1 drivers threaten boycott if tyre problems persist July 5, 2013

    Nuerburgring: Formula One drivers announced on Thursday they will withdraw from this weekend's German Grand Prix if the tyre blowouts which marred Sunday's British race occur again. During news conferences, drivers sounded confident that tyre provider Pirelli had sorted out the problem by introducing new rubbers for the Nuerburgring race. However,...
  • Sebastian Vettel still searching for elusive home win July 3, 2013

    Nuerburgring: Sebastian Vettel has never won his home German Grand Prix or a race in July, so this week's trip to the Nuerburgring was set to be challenging for the world champion even before last weekend's tyre debacle. The exploding Pirellis from the British Grand Prix have Formula One drivers on...
  • Nuerburgring to host grand prix as planned February 1, 2013

    Berlin: The financially troubled Nuerburgring circuit will host a grand prix as planned this year after striking a deal with Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone. "The long period of uncertainty over the site of the pinnacle of motorsport in Germany is ended," the stateowned Nuerburgring operating company said on Thursday...
  • Formula One boss strikes Nuerburgring deal: Report January 31, 2013

    Berlin: German media reports say Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has struck a deal for a grand prix as planned at the financially troubled Nuerburgring this summer. The RheinZeitung newspaper says Ecclestone and KarlJosef Schmidt, chief of the stateowned Nuerburgring operating company, agreed on a contract on Wednesday. Bild says government sources...
  • Ecclestone hopeful about 2013 German Grand Prix January 30, 2013

    London: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is trying to make sure the German Grand Prix is run this season despite problems with the Nuerburgring circuit. Ecclestone hopes a deal can be struck this week. But the race could be switched to Hockenheim, which shares the German Grand Prix in alternating years...
  • Don't write off Nuerburgring for 2013: Owner November 18, 2012

    The owner of Germany's Nuerburgring motor racing track has said the popular Formula One venue could still host the German Grand Prix next year despite uncertainty linked to the track's insolvency. The current operator NAG, which has leased the facilities from the owner, is in talks with F1 commercial boss...
  • F1: Alonso wins European Grand Prix thriller July 22, 2007

    Nuerburgring: McLaren's Fernando Alonso won a thrilling and chaotic European Grand Prix on Sunday while championship leading teammate Lewis Hamilton's run of nine podiums in a row came to an end. The double world champion's victory, after a wheelbanging thrust past Ferrari's Felipe Massa just four laps from the finish, left...
  • Nuerburgring honours exF1 champ Schumacher July 22, 2007

    Nuerburgring: Germany's seventime world champion Michael Schumacher on Sunday became the first driver to have a corner named after him at the Nuerburgring circuit, less than a year after he retired. Schumacher, who grew up in the nearby town of Kerpen, won five of his 91 Grand Prix victories on the...
  • Hamilton crashes in qualifying, taken to hospital July 21, 2007

    Nuerburgring: Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton crashed in qualifying on Saturday for the European Grand Prix and was taken by ambulance from the track. Hamilton waved and gave a thumbsup sign as he was being taken on a stretcher into the ambulance. Officials said he was conscious and speaking and...