After months of speculation regarding the future of one of the mainstays on the F1 calendar: the German Grand Prix, news has broken today that the race is certainly off.
After a deal with the legendary but cash-strapped Nurburgring could not be found, it has emerged that the Hockenheimring will not be hosting the race either. CEO Georg Seiler told Germany’s BILD that there is ‘not enough time to sell tickets’. This comes after the turnout at the 2014 German Grand Prix was somewhat poor, despite having a “German” driver win the German Grand Prix in a German car with a German engine.
No Hockenheim 2015! CEO Georg Seiler tells BILD:”We’re not expecting to host the race this year,just not not enough time to sell tickets”
— Nicola Pohl (@NicolaBILD) March 17, 2015
The future of the event is very much unknown at this stage. This means that this season will be the first without a race in Germany for 55 years. Ouch.