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Germany off the 2017 calendar

  • Published on 24 Nov 2016 13:29
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Formula One will return to a 20-race schedule in 2017 with the German Grand Prix again set to be axed.

Auto Motor Und Sport has learned that the race at Hockenheim will be wiped from the calendar, and teams are being informed of the development this weekend in Abu Dhabi.

The German Grand Prix ha struggled for crowds and funding in recent years, and despite pleas to Bernie Ecclestone, the F1 supremo has refused to offer a helping had to the race.

"We cannot subsidise the race in Germany if we do not do the same with the other races in Europe," said Ecclestone.

The change will reportedly be ratified by the next World Motor Sport Council meeting in Vienna on November 30.

It is a stark contrast to a decade ago when two races in Germany took place - The German Grand Prix at Hockenheim and the European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.

Both venues are supposed to alternate hosting the German Grand Prix nowadays, but the Nurburgring has withdrawn from recent events due to financial constraints.

The Nurburgring was originally set to host he 2017 German Grand Prix, until Hockenheim unsuccessfully stepped in.

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  • Oh, hell no. Germany is one of my favourite events, be it Nürburg or Hockenheim. :/

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    • Nov 24 2016 - 15:34

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