Tuesday, 17 March 2015

F1 looks set to lose the German Grand Prix for 2015

(Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team)

The 2015 German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring looks like will not go ahead after Formula One Supremo Bernie Ecclestone confirmed at the Australian Grand Prix over the weekend that there is currently still no contract in place with the venue.

It has also been reported today that Hockenheim circuit boss Georg Seiler has confirmed that the venue has given up in its fight to host this year’s German Grand Prix.

For the last number of years the circuit has alternated with the Nurburgring, however that circuit went on the market as a result of financial issues and although Bernie Ecclestone tried to buy it his bid was ultimately unsuccessful. 

As for the Hockenheimring it suffered a down turn in attendance for last year’s race despite the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s incredible success last season.

Mercedes motorsport director Toto Wolff has stated that the German manufacturer are doing everything in their power to ensure that there will be a German Grand Prix this season as it is an extremely important event.

It is not just important for Mercedes but also for four time world champion Sebastian Vettel and of course it is the home race of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher who of course won an incredible seven world championships.

It is also a home race for Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Nico Rosberg and of course Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg.

No official deadline has been set for when talks will be finished up but Mr Ecclestone stated that they have a few days.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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