German Grand Prix drops off 2017 F1 calendar

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Ahead of the World Motor Sport Council meeting scheduled for 30 November in Vienna, where the 2017 Formula 1 season calendar will be finalised, reports have emerged that there will be no German Grand Prix next year.

Auto Motor und Sport claims that the race scheduled for Hockenheim will be dropped, with F1 supremo quoted saying, “We cannot subsidise the German Grand Prix. We do not do it with the other races in Europe.”

Teams are set to be informed of the decision this weekend in Abu Dhabi. The 2017 F1 calendar will thus only feature 20 races:

Date Country
1. 26 March Australia
2. 9 April China
3. 16 April 16 Bahrain
4. 30 April Russia
5. 14 May Spain
6. 28 May Monaco
7. 11 June Canada
8. 18 June Azerbaijan
9. 2 July Austria
10. 9 July England
11. 30 July Hungary
12. 27 August Belgium
13. 3 September Italy
14. 17 September Singapore
15. 1 October Malaysia
16. 8 October Japan
17. 22 October USA
18. 5 November Mexico
19. 12 November Brazil
20. 26 November Abu Dhabi