F1 » State bails out Nurburgring, 2013 GP safe?

Cash-strapped Nurburgring receives €254m government loan guarantee and sets sights on 2013 F1 race.

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Dylan - Unregistered

August 03, 2012 2:41 PM

bailing out a private business with tax payer's money is NEVER a good sign from a government. as much as I hate the banksters being bailout I hate to see this hapenning also with a private track.

Mark _

August 03, 2012 3:27 PM

@Dylan - it is better than letting it be developed like the Sudcliffe was. Once something like this is gone it is gone forever. This track really is a national treasure for Germany.

mrthundersaki - Unregistered

August 03, 2012 3:43 PM

I can't believe some people have disagreed that I'm happy if the Nordschleife stays open!!!! Do you know how I feel better than I do myself? Christ! Some people! Quick - disagree with this comment as well !!!! FYI, the Nordschleife is a government-owned toll road the same as all other toll roads in Germany - and YOU pay for your laps, not the DE government!
Maybe if these 'disagree-ers' had the balls to go full crack on a 160+ corner track on a Superbike they'd know / understand me better haha. Quick, disagree with me PLEASE.

AndyC - Unregistered

August 04, 2012 11:03 AM

When the new Nurburgring was built it was regarded by many as safe but boring. Nowadays compared to some of the new tracks it's one of the better tracks, a nice setting,has good racing and bags of atmosphere and nostalgia for me, due to the fact it's beside one of the oldest purpose built tracks in the world. I dont care how they keep it open as long as it's kept open!

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