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Published: 08:44 | 24/4/16

Nurburgring hope for 2017 return

german venue last hosted a Grand Prix in 2013

Nurburgring officials remain "confident’ the circuit host a Formula One Grand Prix in 2017

The German Grand Prix was cancelled last year after a contractual dispute between the Nurburgring and Formula One Management (FOM), but will return this year at the Hockenheim circuit on 31 July.

Nurburgring has alternated the hosting of the event with Hockenheim since 2008, and a circuit official says that discussions are in place with F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone of bringing back the race to the Rhineland for the first time in four years.

"I would like to answer that the Nürburgring is still in discussion for the 2017 Formula One Grand Prix in Germany," a circuit spokesperson told GPUpdate.

"We are still confident to host this grand prix.

"If there is a chance [to return to the Formula One calendar] we would like to take it, but in the end it will be a question of the conditions and the financial risk."

The Nurburgring last hosted a Formula One race in 2013, when Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel outpaced the Lotus pair Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean for his first victory on home soil.

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