German GP venue decision delayed

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has suggested a venue for this year's German Grand Prix may not be known for another two months.

Given the race alternates between Hockenheim and the Nurburgring, it should be the turn of the latter to play host in July.

But the circuit's ongoing financial problems and protracted contract talks with Ecclestone means Formula One remains in the dark as to where the race will be staged.

"We have got a German Grand Prix, but we don't know where it is going to be," Ecclestone told ESPN.

"We have got the race pencilled in. It's on the calendar. We can decide it once the season has started."

Ecclestone held negotiations with Nurburgring officials as recently as last week, offering up hope a deal was on the cards.

But asked whether the race would likely be held at the Nurburgring, Ecclestone replied: "No.

"The trouble is that the people that used to be there have gone. They haven't got enough money. So we will see.

"I don't know what is going to happen with Nurburgring. That's what we are trying to sort out." end