Vettel not happy with Zandvoort and Hanoi but leaves the door open for Hockenheim

15-09-2019 14:39
by Joseph Tyrrell
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Vettel not happy with Zandvoort and Hanoi but leaves the door open for Hockenheim

Sebastian Vettel's home Grand Prix won't be on the calendar in 2020 but the Ferrari man has had his say on the races that will replace it, suggesting it is a money issue.

The German Grand Prix has been hosted at Hockenheim for the majority of its time on the calendar but it has flipped between the Nurburgring in the past. The race is set to miss out on a place next season with the Vietnam Grand Prix and the Dutch Grand Prix taking its place. 

Vettel's most recent home Grand Prix ended with him finishing second in chaotic circumstances as rain poured down. The former Red Bull driver feels it is important iconic races remain on the calendar in favour of races for money benefit.

"Who knows, nothing needs to happen in Germany to put on Formula 1 again," he told Motorsport.

"With the new calendar, it may well be that next year Formula 1 still thinks that Germany is interesting and then they come back.

"In my opinion, Formula 1 cannot get rid of this important Grands Prix, because circuits such as the Hockenheimring have a lot of history. 

"However, it is a money issue and it is often not important what history is somewhere. I hope Formula 1 will return to Germany soon. After all, you have to wait and see how full the stands of the new races will be."

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