German Grand Prix dropped from 2017 F1 calendar

German GP was dropped formally from the 2017 Formula One calendar with the renamed Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

By: Reuters | London | Updated: December 1, 2016 1:03 am
Formula One - F1 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Germany was expected to host the race in successive years for financial reasons despite it being a home event for Mercedes. REUTERS

The German Grand Prix was dropped formally from the 2017 Formula One calendar on Wednesday with the renamed Azerbaijan Grand Prix given a new date to avoid a clash with the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race.

The absence of Germany was expected, with Hockenheim reluctant to host the race in successive years for financial reasons despite it being a home event for dominant Mercedes and new champion Nico Rosberg.

Races in Brazil and Canada, whose fate had also been left open on the draft calendar, were confirmed on a 20-race final version published by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA).

Mexico’s race is again paired with the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, in October rather than with Brazil.

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    Sashi Pillai
    Dec 1, 2016 at 4:33 am
    Sooner or later these F1 races will be held only in all these despotic nations run by dictators or Royal families like the Arabs who take money out of their oil revenue without any explanation or transparency and pay the bosses of F1 as wherever they host the FI races the host nation is responsible for all their expenses but they take their cut from the ticket s. one by one countries are pulling out well done
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