Vettel not involved in Nurburgring buyout bid
25 February, 2014
Sebastian Vettel’s spokesperson, Britta Roeske, has denied reports that the the reigning World Champion is involved in a possible buyout of the Nurburgring.
With the German Grand Prix venue’s future uncertain, we reported last week that embattled Formula 1 Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone is no longer a candidate to buy it.
Ecclestone had confirmed in January that he had made a bid for the financially-troubled track.
“We want to make sure there is a Formula 1 race in Germany every year in the future,” he said at the time.
But last week, it emerged that Ecclestone was not among the latest candidates – entities from Dusseldorf and the US, and a private equity firm – are now seriously in the running to buy the Nurburgring.
Germany’s Sport Bild now claims that German driver and reigning World Champion Vettel could be involved in a Nurburgring buyout bid.
But the Austrian news agency APA quoted his spokesman Roeske as saying: “There’s nothing to [the report].”
The current bidding process will reportedly conclude at the end of March. (GMM)
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