German GP dropped from 2017 calendar
Hockenheim again declines to stand in for the Nürburgring, but the grands prix in Italy and Canada have now been saved
The German Grand Prix has been removed from the 2017 calendar, while uncertainty lingers over the future of the event in Brazil.
The German GP alternates between the Nürburgring and Hockenheim tracks. This year was the turn of the Nürburgring, but the track was unable to full its hosting duties due to nancial problems. Hockenheim was supposed to step in, but has been unable to reach a satisfactory commercial deal to host the GP.
Interlagos was listed as ‘provisional’ on the ofcial calendar published by the FIA at the end of November. F1 commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone said he needed to have further talks with the Brazilian president, and would not know about the future of the race until January. The future of the Italian GP at Monza has been secured with a three-year deal to 2019, costing 68m, and the Canadian GP has also now been conrmed. Meanwhile, a French consortium have announced that they have reached a veyear deal to host a French GP at Paul Ricard, beginning in summer 2018. 2017 F1 CALENDAR
Australia, China, Bahrain, Russia, Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria, Great Britain, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Abu Dhabi,