Thursday, 22 January 2015

Why Formula One needs the German Grand Prix

(Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team)

The 2015 German Grand Prix will go ahead despite Formula One Supremo Bernie Ecclestone’s warning that it might not happen this year. 

Doubts have been raised over the Grand Prix after it was confirmed that the Nurburgring which was due to host this year’s year in trouble financially and has been put up for sale.

Mr Ecclestone stated recently that his company attempted to purchase the Nurburgring but their bid was rejected.

Ecclestone has since stated that it would be easy for the race to ahead at the Hockenheimring however in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports News HQ Mr Ecclestone stated that there is currently no contract in place with Hockenheim. 

The 2015 German Grand Prix is due to take place on Sunday 19th July.

It is extremely unlikely that there won’t be a German Grand Prix this year when you consider the fact that the reigning world champions are The Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team and that the German manufacturer supply power units to the Williams Martini Racing Tam, Sahara Force India and the Lotus F1 Team.

There are also a number of German drivers in the sport, Mercedes have Nico Rosberg, Sahara Force India have Nico Hulkenberg and Scuderia Ferrari have four time world champion Sebastian Vettel. Formula One has an extremely rich history in Germany as seven time world champion Michael Schumacher is from there.

The dominance of the Mercedes power unit should help draw in the fans this season as not only were the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team fantastic last season but so too were the Williams Martini Racing Team who finished on the podium in German with Valtteri Bottas ending the race in second place in between the Mercedes duo of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.

The fact that Mercedes were so dominant last year and with the resurgence of the Williams Martini Racing Team with Mercedes power the fans of the German Grand Prix will flock to the circuit this season particular with Sebastian Vettel joining Kimi Raikkonen at Scuderia Ferrari.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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