German Grand Prix will not return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2022

15-09-2021 10:23 | Updated: 15-09-2021 11:00
by GPblog.com
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German Grand Prix will not return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2022

Formula 1 still has its hands full with the 2021 calendar, but also has to look at the F1 calendar for 2022. Stefano Domenicali told Sport Bild that the German Grand Prix will not return on the calendar.

The German Grand Prix is a much loved event by many fans, but it is a race that has struggled to make ends meet financially for years. The Hockenheimring and the Nürburgring already alternated to spread the costs, and Mercedes was partner of the German GP for years. However the team stopped doing so and so the German GP disappeared from the calendar.

No German Grand Prix

In 2020 the Nürburgring returned on the 'coronavirus calendar' for the Eifel Grand Prix. However, we don't have to expect such a race in 2022. ''I have the feeling that the organisations themselves do not have the confidence that they can organise a race,'' the Formula One CEO told the German media.

F1 has no shortage of new circuits though. There are also requests from Africa and races in the far east such as Korea. ''Just look at Zandvoort, that is already sold out for the coming years'', Domenicali said. In addition, the Miami GP will be on the calendar for the first time, where the CEO also expects full stands. According to Domenicali the 2022 calendar will consist of 23 races, of which one third will be organised in Europe.

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