Berine Ecclestone has told Germany’s Rhein Zeitung newspaper that the country is unlikely to hold a Grand Prix this year but there is still time to secure a deal.
The 84-year old says it is due to “poor in recent years that it is not economically viable.” Ecclestone last month told Reuters that the race will stay at hockenhiem would hold this year’s race but now says no deal has been done with any circuit.
“It’s not looking good…you can say that it (the race) looks unlikely but we are trying to rescue it. I don’t want to lose it, for sure. We are trying our best.” Said Ecclestone.
Compared to Silverstone last season Hockenhiem drew in half of the numbers that attended the race. Many German fans may choose to head to the Red Bull Ring which hosted it first race in decade last season,
Booth circuits share the event holding a race under an alternation agreement that saw Hockenheim host it last season. Germany has been on the calendar for fifty years without a break even though it didn’t hold the German Grand Prix in 2007 instead it held the Grand Prix of Europe.