No, there's no formal return of the German Grand Prix to the N rburgring. But answer to the question of how fast a modern F1 car could lap the Nordschleife may be answered. BMW Sauber F1 team's main driver Nick Heidfeld will pilot the team's F1.07 car around the 12.4-mile circuit next month at an exhibition event sponsored by BMW. The day's agenda also includes BMW's Touring Car Championship racers and other BMW hardware modern and past. It's all part of a BMW Motorsports heritage event to be held on April 28. Of course, we doubt Hedfeld will risk the season by going all out to beat Stefan Bellof's lap record of 6:11:13 in a Group C Porsche. Get Jackie Stewart on the horn; that guy'll do anything.

Formula One back at the Nordschleife [Autocar]

Nurburgring '67: A Grand Prix Practice Session [internal]