Nurburgring not giving up on hosting 2015 race

The German Grand Prix could yet remain at the Nurburgring in 2015 if a deal can be reached, according to a representative of the circuit's new owner.

Bernie Ecclestone this week stated that the race would be held at Hockenheim, with negotiations ongoing, before adding: "It can't be [at the] Nurburgring because there's nobody there."

However the circuit remains committed to hosting the event.

"We would be delighted if this year there was an F1 race again at the Nurburgring," a spokesperson for Capricorn told the SID News Agency, adding: "But it also must be affordable for the operator.

"We note what Mr Ecclestone said, but we do not wish to comment."

Organisers at Hockenheim meanwhile revealed that nothing has been agreed for this season, but they remain open to discussion.

"We have a contract with Mr Ecclestone for the race in 2016 and 2018," a spokesperson for the circuit told the Kolner Express, "but at the moment there is nothing for this year. If there is a specific offer, we will look at it."

Hockenheim track boss Georg Seiler added: "Already since the race last year there were talks, but we agreed confidentiality.

"If all the parameters fit, I see the opportunity at 100 per cent that F1 an be at the Hockenheim again this year," he told Sport Bild.