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Formula 1 before Germany comeback?


Will there be regular Formula 1 races on German soil again in the coming years? A media report raises hopes.

Germany and Formula 1: That was a success story for decades. In some cases, seven German drivers drove in the premier class of motorsport – as in 2010. The track in Hockenheim or the legendary Nürburgring were crowd pullers under the aegis of record world champion Michael Schumacher. But those times are now over.

In Nico Hülkenberg there is now only one German Formula 1 driver. The last official German Grand Prix took place almost four years ago (in Hockenheim). The last race on German soil dates from 2020, when the Nürburgring spontaneously had to step in as the “Eifel GP” during the corona pandemic. So bleak prospects for German F1 fans? It seems so at the moment. But “Sport Bild” now reports that there is still hope.

The reason: The entry of the German car manufacturer Audi in 2026 could lead to a reversal. It is said that the Volkswagen subsidiary would like to have a home race. For Hockenheim in particular, this could mean a comeback on the racing calendar.

Because in addition to the urging of Audi, there are apparently plans in the executive floor of Formula 1 to introduce a kind of rotation of the Grands Prix. There are plenty of applicants for the tight spot in the calendar, which originally now included 24 races and was shortened to 23 after the end of the China GP.

Formula 1 comeback in Hockenheim?

Therefore, the F1 bosses should think about considering routes every two years. These plans could mean a return of the German Grand Prix on the traditional track in Hockenheim – at least every two years.

Fans and organizers should be happy. The former Mercedes motorsport boss Norbert Haug (70) recently spoke in the “Pforzheimer Zeitung” about a loss of importance of the Formula 1 location Germany.

It is a tragedy that Germany “has developed back from being the major Formula 1 power that is the focus of attention to a developing country that is hardly noticed, without its own race and without a driver with a chance to win, let alone a title,” said Haug and added with a view to the future: ” The train has left. Germany, the former locomotive of past decades with two Formula 1 races a year and twelve driver world championship titles won between 1994 and 2016, is sitting in the last wagon, i.e. where the red lantern is hanging.”

Merry C. Vega is a highly respected and accomplished news author. She began her career as a journalist, covering local news for a small-town newspaper. She quickly gained a reputation for her thorough reporting and ability to uncover the truth.

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