The German Grand Prix has been one of the regular stops on the Formula One calendar ever since 1960, but it now appears that the event will be axed this season, with no track willing to host the race, and leaving the future of the event up in the air, according to the Telegraph.
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The news comes less than a week after the new F1 season began in Australia, and there is not expected to be a replacement host country called upon, meaning that this year’s campaign will consist of nineteen races, with a three week gap in the middle of July where the race would have been.
In recent years, two of the country’s most famous circuits Hockenheim and the Nurburgring have alternated the right to host the German Grand Prix, but financial troubles, coupled with some very poor attendances in previous years, have seen officials at both tracks turn down the opportunity to hold a 2015 event.
The news is a big blow to the purists of the sport as Germany has had a long history of involvement in Formula One, and is home to the current Constructors’ Champions, Mercedes.