German GP in doubt

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Bernie Ecclestone says financial woes for the Nurburging and a lack of a deal with Hockenheim could put an end to this year’s German GP.

Although the Nurburging was down to host this year’s edition of the German GP, the circuit’s on-going woes meant Hockenheim looked set for back-to-back events.

However, even that is in doubt as a contract has yet to be agreed.

Bernie, the patron saint of expensive contracts, says he is keen to see Germany remain on the calendar but concedes that if the money is not there, there is nothing he can do about it. (Reducing his cut would never cross his mind!)

He added, “We would do everything to stop them fading away, but in the end the only reason the race won’t happen is because they can’t afford to run the race.”