JULY 17, 2014
Boss not worried about Hockenheim future
Hockenheim is not looking at this weekend's German grand prix as its last.
That is the claim of circuit boss Georg Seiler, amid reports a deal between Bernie Ecclestone and the Nurburgring could end an alternating scheme that currently sees Hockenheim host a grand prix every second year.
Recently, the Nurburgring's new owners Capricorn issued a press statement indicating that it will be the exclusive host of the annual German grand prix beginning next year.
Seiler, however, told the German news agency DPA that Hockenheim is not giving up.
"The fact is that Capricorn issued this message, not Bernie Ecclestone," he said.
"To do that four weeks before the German grand prix was, I think, a shame. As a rule, you maintain silence during negotiations, until a contract is signed."
It has been reported that Seiler will meet with F1 chief executive Ecclestone this weekend.
"We talk with him regularly," he confirmed. "But that is precisely the point -- you do not give details of these confidential conversations."
Nevertheless, it appears Ecclestone and the Nurburgring are in the process of making their plans for a future without Hockenheim.
"Of course, one must pay respect to someone like him (Ecclestone)," Seiler insisted. "We have known him for more than 35 years and have a very good relationship.
"Logically, a relationship of trust has been established and we appreciate his professional approach."
Asked if he is worried about Hockenheim's future, Seiler insisted: "I'm not worried, as we have a contract until 2018.
|Print News Story|
LAUDA WANTS RE-THINK AFTER DECADE OF F1 REVOLUTION
HYUNDAI WAS BEHIND ROSBERG HELMET COMPLAINT
RAIKKONEN FINE AFTER SILVERSTONE RIB PAIN
ROSBERG CHANGES HELMET AFTER FIFA BAN
SCHUMACHER'S WIFE SAYS MOST DIFFICULT TIME NOW OVER
CATERHAM CONFIRMS JOB LOSSES
TODT OPEN TO IMPROVING F1
CATERHAM AXES AT LEAST 50 F1 STAFF
MERCEDES TO RUN WITHOUT FRIC AT HOCKENHEIM
RAIKKONEN FIT FOR GERMAN GP
FIFA WANTS TO BAN ROSBERG'S WORLD CUP HELMET
HAAS PAID $20M DEPOSIT FOR F1 TEAM ENTRY
FANS ENJOYED KINDERGARTEN COMPLAINING SAYS VETTEL
BOSS NOT WORRIED ABOUT HOCKENHEIM FUTURE
MERCEDES WANTS DRIVER DUO TIL THE COWS COME HOME