Nürburgring Managing Director Mirko Markroft is, of course, delighted that the legendary circuit will once again host Formula 1 this year, and he is particularly pleased that Mick Schumacher will be driving an Alfa Romeo in Friday’s first training session. And he also wants Sebastian Vettel to successfully perform at the Eifel Grand Prix, although he understands that this is a utopia.
“The fact that Mick Schumacher will conduct a training session behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car is, of course, great, it makes us and all German motorsport fans very happy,” Mircroft said. – Ticket sales are doing well as we hoped. Almost all tickets were sold out at the pre-sale stage. They still remain on the T4 podium, but the rest, which is almost 10 thousand, are already sold out.
We are able to comply with all the necessary safety measures, which is not always possible in everyday life, we have a professional approach to the placement of spectators, we have all the conditions for maintaining social distance, and everyone should be wearing masks.
We tried this approach in August during the Grand Prix with the participation of historic cars, and we already have some experience. Then we came to the conclusion that everything worked out great, and we were able to demonstrate this to the authorities.
However, in economic terms, holding large-scale events is now not as attractive as in normal years – simply because we cannot collect a large audience.
Of course, we will try to hold Formula 1 races in the future, but this also depends on the general situation in the world, on the consequences of the pandemic. The door to F1 may open again for us, although so far this is only at the level of speculation.
We really want the Eifel Grand Prix to go through an exciting scenario. Maybe Lewis Hamilton will be able to repeat Michael Schumacher’s record for the number of wins. In addition, Mercedes is a German automaker, and if this happens in Germany on our track, this achievement will go down in history.
Of course, it would be just fine if Sebastian Vettel won, but now this is a pipe wish. Maybe the weather in the Eifel mountains will make the race really interesting. “