But Nurburgring Automotive GmbH chief Jorg Lindner is not giving up. He told the Rhein Zeitung newspaper on Tuesday: "We have the exclusive rights to formula one at the Nurburgring, and we insist on it."
Ecclestone said on Tuesday: "I am doing my best to make sure we have an event in Germany. "At the moment I can't say whether it will be Hockenheim or Nurburgring," he told the Associated Press. (GMM)