9 Jan 2013

Ecclestone working on Nuerburging deal

10:02 am on 9 January 2013

Formula One motor racing's commercial king pin Bernie Ecclestone says the Nuerburgring is set to host this year's German Grand Prix and a deal could be agreed this week after further talks.

Ecclestone says the calendar, approved by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) last November, would have 19 races rather than the 20 slots available.

The calendar has the German race listed for July 7 at a circuit to be confirmed and another unnamed European round pencilled in for July 21 and intended for Turkey before talks stalled over money.

The Nuerburgring and Hockenheim have alternated as venues for the German Grand Prix in recent years, with the former due to host this year's round.

However the circuit's financial problems have led to uncertainty.