German Grand Prix Officially Cancelled By FIA

Motorsports: FIA Formula One World Championship 2012, Grand Prix of Germany

The long-running question over the German round of the 2015 F1 world championship has been answered as the German Grand Prix has been cancelled by the world governing body of motorsport, the FIA.

The event had been due to be held at Hockenheim but talks broke down with F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone. Hockenheim had stepped in an attempt to host the race with the Nurburgring, the original host of the 2015 race, not able to come to an agreement with the venue’s new owners.

“We have no more hope that the Formula 1 race takes place here,” said the boss of the Hockenheimring, Georg Seiler.

“We did everything we could in the last few years to make the fans happy.

“Time has run out to organise the race here. Otherwise, [there was a risk that] the quality of the event would have suffered.”

Formel 1 2010 - GP Abu Dhabi

Germany has won eleven of the sport’s 15 world driver’s championships since 2000. 2015 will be the first year without a German Grand Prix since 1960.

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