Racing legend Hans-Joachim Stuck has slammed Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone over the demise of the German grand prix.
Stuck, a former F1 driver and now chairman of the German sanctioning body DMSB, admitted to the Austrian broadcaster Servus TV he is angry with the F1 supremo for ruling out a 2015 race at either the Nurburgring or Hockenheim.
The blank weekend in July will be Germany’s first F1 absence in the history of the modern world championship.
“Ecclestone got to where he is now thanks to many German manufacturers, suppliers, sponsors,” said 64-year-old Stuck, “but he let the grand prix go over a matter of two, three million (euros).”
It is believed Stuck was personally involved in the talks between the Nurburgring and Ecclestone, with the German claiming that a “really good sum” was turned down as a proposed race fee by Ecclestone.
“The answer came in his typical style,” said Stuck.