German alliance try to save Hockenheim GP

26-07-2018 17:00
by Adam Newton
General
German alliance try to save Hockenheim GP

The German Grand Prix is one of the classics of Formula One, but it has faced plenty of problems in recent times, with the Nurburgring and Hockenheim both facing financial problems. In fact, with the Nurburgring not holding F1 races any more, Germany has only held a Grand Prix every other year in the last few F1 seasons.

Liberty Media are keen to keep the German Grand Prix for next season, but a deal is yet to be reached.

With the proposed Miami GP being delayed, Germany is at the top of the list for F1 boss Chase Carey, who told German newspaper Bild: “We do not want to give up on Germany, which is an important market for us."

Lewis Hamilton won a thrilling German grand Prix last weekend from 14th on the grid, after polesitter and home favourite Sebastian Vettel crashed in slippery conditions.

Germany’s main two automobile clubs, ADAC and AVD are cooperating with the talks to keep the race alive. The ADAC president Hermann Tomczyk confirmed talks were taking place.

“We held talks with Liberty Media about the future of formula one in Germany over the weekend,” he told Kolner Express newspaper.

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