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Doubts over Nurburgring grand prix

ESPNF1 Staff
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The future of the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring has been thrown into doubt after the Rhineland-Palatinate state cancelled the circuit operator's lease.

Minister Roger Lewentz told the Rhein-Zeitung newspaper that a bright future for the venue was "not possible" with the existing tenants.

The report, however, said talks with Bernie Ecclestone about a new deal for the Formula One race are well advanced. Lewentz said: "I want and need to speak personally with Mr Ecclestone."

Recently, the Nurburgring has been annually alternating a single date on the F1 calendar with Hockenheim.