In the course of the Ukraine war, severe sanctions were imposed on Russian oligarchs. Now many are wondering whether this will also have an impact on the Nürburgring. It is owned by the Russian entrepreneur Viktor Charitonin.
Could the Ukraine war have an impact on the Nürburgring? This has occupied many from the Eifel paddock in the past few days. Background: The Russian pharmaceutical entrepreneur Viktor Charitonin holds 99 percent of the Nürburgring with his company NR Holding, one percent belongs to GetSpeed.
On request from the operating company, the Nürburgring 1927 GmbH, it says: "We are currently preparing for the start of the 2022 event season, the dates for which have been set. The construction work on our race track will be completed in the next few days so that everything is ready for the start of the season ."
The renovation is now complete. From March 12th, the tourist trips should start again. Just a week later motorsport starts again. The NLS test and adjustment runs are on the program.
State parliament discusses Nürburgring
A spokesman continues: "As Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, we are responsible for the economic and operational management, administration and marketing of the entire infrastructure of the Nürburgring. Together with the owner company of the racetrack, their Since the majority shareholder is an international businessman and a Russian citizen, we stand for bringing people together from all over the world - regardless of origin, skin color, preferences or religion."
On March 23rd, the topic will be discussed in the interior committee of the Mainz state parliament. The CDU opposition wants to question the state government about both Hahn Airport and the Nürburgring. It is about the dependency on Russian investments.