Connect with us

2016 F1

Hockenheim urges fans to secure German GP future

Published

on

Hockenheim urges fans to secure German GP future
Hockenheim’s chief has urged German fans to turn up in numbers next year as the country returns to the formula one calendar.

F1 is currently in an unplanned three-week gap between Silverstone and Hungary, because the embattled Nurburgring could not come up with the money for the 2015 race.

But Germany is back for 2016 with a race date confirmed by the governing FIA.

“We have a contract for 2016 and 2018. It was discussed and it has now been confirmed by the World Council,” said Hockenheim chief Georg Seiler, confirming the deal that was already in place for alternating races between the circuit and the Nurburgring.

“We always respect contracts,” he insisted.

He admitted, however, that Hockenheim needs spectators to turn out in numbers next year.

“We need a well-filled house next year,” Seiler told the German news agency DPA, “so that formula one has a future” at Hockenheim.

“So I say to the fans ‘Come back next year for the race and secure the future of formula one at the Hockenheimring,” he insisted.

Seiler said he hopes Germany’s break from the calendar this year will reignite spectators’ interest.

And he added: “We also see that formula one has recognised certain things and is making changes.

“Hopefully Nico Rosberg will be champion this year, then we (Germany) can have two champions against each other, one of them the four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari,” he said. “You can’t get better than that.” (GMM)

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F13 hours ago

Schumacher happy with Ferrari interest

Mick Schumacher says he is happy with Ferrari’s interest in his flourishing formative career. After a moderate start, the 19-year-old’s...

2018 F11 day ago

Giovinazzi tipped to replace Ericsson at Sauber F1

Sauber boss Frederic Vasseur has denied that taking on Kimi Raikkonen for 2019 is part of the Swiss team’s deal...

2018 F11 day ago

Leclerc could beat Vettel at Ferrari – Marciello

Charles Leclerc could emerge as Ferrari’s number 1 driver as quickly as 2019. That is the view of racing driver...

2018 F13 days ago

I can still become world champion with my own power – Vettel

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the highly influential Italian sports daily, Sebastian Vettel said “Ciao Mondiali” to his hopes...

2018 F14 days ago

Vettel misses Schumacher amid 2018 F1 struggle

Sebastian Vettel thinks he would benefit from the advice of his old friend and mentor Michael Schumacher. One analysis of...

2018 F15 days ago

Verstappen says Red Bull never considered deal with Alonso

Max Verstappen says Red Bull never considered signing up Fernando Alonso for 2019. That is despite the fact that, recently,...

2018 F15 days ago

Honda poised to overtake Renault for power

Honda could be poised to overtake Renault and cease having the least powerful engine in F1. Auto Motor und Sport...

2018 F11 week ago

Pascal Wehrlein on pole for 2019 Toro Rosso race seat

Pascal Wehrlein has emerged as a top candidate to return to F1 next year. Just days ago, Mercedes admitted that...

2018 F11 week ago

I’ll be with Force India until the end of 2018 – Ocon

Esteban Ocon says he should keep his Force India cockpit for the rest of the 2018 season. Earlier, there was...

2018 F11 week ago

FIA clears legality of Ferrari’s camera-blocking ‘fan’

F1’s governing body has cleared Ferrari to keep using a controversial airbox fan. In the Singapore pits, the Italian team...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media