Hockenheim rules out German GP in 2015

By on Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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Hockenheim has ruled itself out of running to host the German Grand Prix this year, meaning that the event is unlikely to take place in 2015.

The race was originally set to take place at the Nurburgring but talks collapsed with Bernie Ecclestone and Formula 1's ringmaster turned his attentions to Hockenheim, which hosted the race in 2014 as part of its agreement with the Nurburgring.

But despite Ecclestone's initial optimism, the mood has changed in recent weeks and on Tuesday the boss of Hockenheim confirmed that there would be no Formula 1 race at the track this year.

"We have no more hope that the Formula 1 race takes place here [this year]," Georg Seiler told Bild.

"We have in recent years done everything to please the fans. The deadline to hold a race here, however, is passed."

It means that Ecclestone is likely to inform the FIA that the race for this year will be cancelled, with Formula 1's calendar reduced to 19 races.

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