Rosberg: Shame to lose the 'Ring
NO MORE RACES AT THE 'RING?: Formula 1 drivers voiced there opinions after it was announced that the Nurburgring GmbH, owner of the circuit which stages the German Grand Prix in odd-numbered years, was set to file for insolvency.
Formula 1 drivers have lamented the perilous financial situation facing Germany's Nurburgring track with Nico Rosberg saying losing it would be like Italy without Monza.
The German state of Rhineland-Palatinate announced that Nurburgring GmbH, owner of the circuit which stages the German Grand Prix in odd-numbered years, was set to file for insolvency.
Rosberg said:"It's a lot of history for us German drivers, we wish the situation improves and that we find solutions."
'AMAZING BIT OF TARMAC'
"It would be a shame to lose the Nurburgring as a race, it's one of the most traditional races in the calendar. It would be like losing Monza for the Italians," he said.
Red Bull Mark Webber added: "It's a sensational little track, a track which has to stay in the same configuration and stay open forever.
"It's one of the most amazing bits of tarmac in the world, a beautiful, beautiful, little circuit," he said.
The Nurburgring opened in 1927 and held its first German Grand Prix the same year. A new shortened version of the circuit has been used since 1984 because the old one no longer met safety standards.
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