After a hiatus of more than five years, one track might be finding its way back onto the Formula 1 schedule.
Due to financial problems and a change of ownership, the Nurburgring has been absent from the F1 tour since 2013. Negotiations are underway in an attempt to hopefully end the track’s absence from the sport, according to motorsport.com.
The new ownership group has planned on working with F1 to renew the partnership since they took over in 2016. New owners for both Formula 1 and the track could be the winning combination to make things work out.
Liberty Media would love to see the European heartland races continue. The German Grand Prix will be back after a one-year absence in 2017. In addition The French Grand Prix will be returning for the first time since 2008.
Mirco Markfort is the CEO of the group that oversees operations at the race track is eager to get the track back on the tour and allegedly met with F1 chief Chase Carey in Abu Dhabi at the season finale.
“We really would appreciate to have the Formula 1 back at the Nurburgring in 2019,” Markfort said. “We are able to confirm that there had been conversations with the owner of the Formula 1, Liberty Media.”
Only time will tell if the legendary track will be back on the schedule for 2019. The course has hosted 40 grand prix since 1951.