Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/9/14

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 11: F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone is seen during previews to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 11, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
The financially troubled Nuerburgring circuit will host a grand prix as planned this year after striking a deal with Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone. ''The long period of uncertainty over the site of the pinnacle of motorsport in Germany is ended,'' the state-owned Nuerburgring operating company said on Thursday in a statement. The Rhein-Zeitung newspaper reported that Ecclestone struck the deal with Nuerburgring GmbH chief Karl-Josef Schmidt late Wednesday. ''I very much appreciate the Nuerburgring and its history,'' Ecclestone said in translated comments. ''Even today, the grand prix route demands the most from drivers and teams.'' Hockenheim, which hosts the German Grand Prix every other year, indicated its availability to host the July 7 race if a deal could not be struck with Nuerburgring. ''The Nuerburgring is a household name and very important for all of us,'' three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel told the dpa news agency. ''Everything that goes along with it is...
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