German GP dropped from 2017 calendar


The German Grand Prix will not form part of next year’s Formula 1 calendar, with reports suggesting the Brazilian GP is also in doubt.

The FIA confirmed a 20-race 2017 calendar following a meeting of the World Motorsport Council in Vienna on Wednesday.

Germany was unable to finalise a deal for the race to be held at Hockenheim. It was originally meant to take place at the Nurburgring but the circuit cannot host the race next year due to financial problems.

Meanwhile, F1 commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone told the FIA that talks with Brazil’s president were ongoing and the race could not be confirmed yet.

The coming season starts in Australia on March 26 and ends in Abu Dhabi on November 26.

2017 calendar

26 March Australia (Melbourne)
9 April China (Shanghai)
16 April Bahrain (Sakhir)
30 April Russia (Sochi)
14 May Spain (Barcelona)
28 May Monaco
11 June Canada (Montreal)
25 June Azerbaijan (Baku)
9 July Austria (Spielberg)
16 July Britain (Silverstone)
30 July Hungary (Budapest)
27 August Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)
3 September Italy (Monza)
17 September Singapore (Marina Bay)
1 October Malaysia (Sepang)
8 October Japan (Suzuka)
22 October USA (Austin)
29 October Mexico (Mexico City)
12 November Brazil (Sao Paulo)*
26 November Abu Dhabi

* = to be confirmed