Rumor: Nurburgring to replace Montreal in 2021 (Update)

(GMM) The Nurburgring is “open” to filling in for a postponed or cancelled Formula 1 race in 2021, a spokesman has admitted.

The news comes amid rumors that the fabled German circuit is the hot favorite to step in for June’s Canadian GP, which looks set to be cancelled for a second consecutive year due to covid.

“We really like to drive in Germany – it’s our home,” said Mercedes boss Toto Wolff at Imola. “That would be great.”

The Nurburgring also stepped in for a cancelled race in 2020, and a spokesman said the same scenario this season is also now a possibility.

“Should Formula 1 wish to hold an event under conditions similar to those in 2020, for example due to cancellations at other circuits, we are open to any discussions,” a spokesman told

“Our position on this is unchanged – it must be guaranteed that at the end we at least break even.

“And of course we have to check the feasibility, because shortly before the date that is being talked about, the largest motorsport event in Germany, the 24 hours, will take place here,” he added.

German Mick Schumacher at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari during the Emilia Romagna GP at Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari on Friday April 16, 2021 in imola, Italy. (Photo by Zak Mauger / LAT Images)

April 17, 2021 

(GMM) Germany’s Nurburgring circuit is hotting up as favorite to replace the endangered 2021 Canadian GP.

The German broadcaster RTL reports that rumblings to that effect in the Imola paddock this weekend are “more than just rumors”.

Official news about the Montreal cancellation is expected within 48 hours, and RTL believes that the Nurburgring will “in all likelihood” fill in on June 13.

Nurburgring spokesman Alexander Gerhard, however, said there is “nothing new” to report.

“There has always been loose contact,” he said, “but there were no concrete discussions about an alternative date for this season.”

However, the Nurburgring is currently free on the weekend of June 11-13, following the cancellation of the Rock am Ring music festival due to covid.