The owners of the German racetrack Hockenheim have started talks with the owners of Formula 1 for the implementation of the race in the 2020 season, after the planned races in Silverstone came into question. Formula 1 planned to hold two races in Silverstone, which would take place in July, but for that, Formula 1 staff would have to be exempted from the prescribed quarantine. The British government has questioned the conduct of the races, as they do not intend to give in to the F1 staff. Negotiations are still ongoing, but if it applies that all team members must undergo a 14-day quarantine before the race, the races will not be possible. If it so happens that the UK will not host Formula One, the main candidate is now the German racetrack Hockenheim. Racetrack Director Jorn Teske confirmed to motorsport.com that talks had progressed to
The head of the German racetrack Hockenheimring, Georg Seiler, has confirmed that his track will not be on the Formula One racing calendar next season, as he has not found a common language with Bernie Eccleston. The 2017 season has already been shortened to 20 races, and on July 30, when it is scheduled to be scheduled for the German Grand Prix, the caravan will be in a hurry at the Hungarian Hungaroring. Novia, however, did not actually surprise either side, as Seiler said that "no offer would be good enough to rule out economic risk, which was the first and main condition for organizing the race. Too bad, but not surprising, since the race was not confirmed and no agreement was reached between Formula One and the Hockenheimring. " “I don’t know how we could have saved this race,” Ecclestone commented on the news. “Amazing j
Before the last three Formula 1 races, we clearly saw that the weather can be a very decisive factor that turns the whole strategy of the teams upside down. According to the forecasts for the weekend before the match for the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim, it doesn't look any different. This time around, it’s not just the rain that shouldn’t be there according to the predictions during qualifying and Sunday’s race, but more the wind, which also affects the performance of the race cars and the conditions on the racetrack; especially when braking before turns. As said, the qualifiers are supposed to take place in the dry, but showers are possible on the night from Saturday to Sunday, which affects the temperatures on Sunday. Thus, the temperatures should be lower, which can change the settings of the cars in the aforementioned wind. Of course, all Formula 1 fans expect a major fight between Nico Rosberg and
Nico Rosberg started the weekend before his home race in Hockenheim the fastest. The first free practice ended a good three tenths ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton. Mercedes' closest follower was Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari. Next in the top ten were Kimi Raikkonen in a second Ferrari, both Red Bulls, Max Verstappen ahead of Daniel Ricciard; both McLaren, Fernando Alonso before Jenson Button; and both Toro Rossa, Daniil Kvyat before Carlos Sainz. Alonso, who celebrated his thirty-fifth birthday today, held the fastest time in the beginning. In addition, he was one of the racers who faced a lack of grip in the first corner. In the first forty minutes, he was at the top of Rosberg with 1: 17,030s on soft tires. Vettel on super soft tires
British media report that Mercedes has offered to cover half of the potential loss if the Hockenheim racetrack hosted this year’s race for the German Grand Prix. After months of speculation, fears that Germany would be left without a Formula One race this year have unfortunately come true after the FIA canceled the event. The owners of the Nurburgring, which was supposed to host this year's race, canceled the organization due to financial problems. But the German Mercedes, which was thus left without a home race, offered to help cover the financial losses if the race were to be carried out anyway, but even that did not help. "Organization of races on the calendar and individually
The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has also officially confirmed that the Formula One caravan will not stop in Germany this year. "There will be no race for the German Grand Prix, as the race promoter and the owner of the commercial rights have failed to reach an agreement," the statement said. This year's race in Germany should be hosted by the Nurburgring on July 19, after last year's race was prepared by Hockenheim, with whom they take turns every other year. But the Nurburgring was unable to organize for financial reasons, and Hockenheim, where the race was poorly attended last year, did not have enough time to prepare for the event. The racetrack bosses stated as the main reason that it would be difficult to sell tickets in such a short time. For the first time since 1960, Formula One will be left without a domestic Formula One race. From the first s
The organizers of the World Relicross Championship have signed a multi-year cooperation agreement with the DTM series. The Relicross Race will take place as a support race as part of the racing weekend in Hockenheim, hosting the first event of the season. The RX World Championships were a huge success last year, in their premiere season, as the stands at races around the world were packed. The first crown of the world relics champion was won by Peter Solberg, a famous rally racer for the World Championship and champion of the 2003 season. This year, the relics season is expanding from twelve to thirteen races, as the race in Hockenheim was added to the calendar. The event will take place on a track built along the track where the DTM races take place, just for the needs of relics. It will be a so-called support race that will entertain spectators who will ku
Germany could be left without its race this year, warned Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone. The 84-year-old Briton was answering questions regarding his comment that there would be no race in Germany this year, as a visit to Hockenheim last year was worse than expected and that the event as such is not economically viable. "who knows, there are two racetracks in Germany. Let's wait and see," Ecclestone said. "It's not showing the best. In fact, we can say the race is unlikely, but we're trying to save it. I don't want to lose it, that's for sure. We're trying our best." This year's German Grand Prix is supposed to take place at the Nurburgring, which has so far alternately prepared races with Hockenheim every other year, but due to the problems of the first racetrack, Ecclestone announced last month that it will continue this year.
Bernie Ecclestone told Reuters that this year's German Grand Prix will be held at the Hockenheim racetrack, although it is expected to be replaced by the Nurburgring for the eighth time. The Hockenheim and Nurburgring have alternated between the German Grand Prix since 2008, and the latter was next in line for this year’s race. But Ecclestone said Formula One will not return to the Nurburgring this year. “The race will be in Hockenheim,” he said. "We have a contract with them, so we just have to fix the part where it says the race alternates with the Nurburgring." The Nurburgring is currently changing ownership, and race organizers in Hockenheim came across some criticism last year for poor spectator turnout. The German Grand Prix will be broadcast on July 19.
Audi is planning a very special venture on October 19th. On the racetrack in Hockenheim, they will drive a few race laps with their RS7, but there will be no one in the car behind the wheel. The venture is expected to demonstrate the reliable operation of their automatic car driving system. They are supposed to prove that a computer is capable of driving a track not only without driving off the track, but almost as fast as a professional driver behind the wheel would do. Audi has already tested the system at the Hockenheimring, and the computer took a lap in just over two minutes, according to Audi. The automotive industry is increasingly leaning towards autonomous vehicles, so Audi’s venture opens up opportunities for a whole new industry of competition between manufacturers, sometime in the future, of course. http: /