Hockenheim is ready to step in at short notice should the Nurburgring be unable to organise next year’s German grand prix.
The Nurburgring has been given only a conditional date on the draft 2013 schedule, due to the circuit’s well-documented financial problems. According to the alternating scheme in place between Germany’s two grand prix hosts, Hockenheim – having hosted this year’s race in the country – is not officially scheduled to return to the calendar until 2014.
But with the Nurburgring grappling with its financial problems, Hockenheim chief Georg Seiler said he is open to thinking about a 2013 event “in the right financial conditions”.
“At the moment, we wait,” he is quoted by the DAPD news agency. “Should there be a request, we would consider it.”
Seiler said he hopes the Nurburgring’s race can survive.
“It would be a real shame for them, in their difficult situation, to lose the grand prix,” he nobly said.