Hamburg eyes F1 race – report

(GMM) Northern port city Hamburg is eyeing a spot on the formula one calendar, according to reports in Germany.

RTL's claims that the city, located on the Elbe river, is planning a Monte Carlo-like street circuit, despite the fact that Germany is already represented on the annual schedule by grands prix at Hockenheim and the Nurburgring.

Reportedly, a key meeting – involving the German automobile association and former F1 driver Christian Danner – recently took place.

''I was invited … to discuss the possibility of a city circuit in Hamburg,'' 47 GP veteran and 48-year-old Danner was quoted as saying.

He explained that the objective at present is to investigate the feasibility of a circuit, and to attempt to win government backing.

Danner also revealed that two possible locations for a Hamburg circuit have been identified.

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