Ger­man GP dropped from 2017 cal­en­dar

F1 Racing - - INSIDER -

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 full 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 ofcial 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 conrmed. 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,

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