Hockenheim
Jul 15

F1 video: Mercedes drivers preview German GP as competition prepares to pounce

during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014 in Northampton, United Kingdom.

(From left) Mercedes drivers and during celebrations after the 2014 British GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

The talk in the paddock ever since left Silverstone last Sunday has been over the ‘FRIC’ system and whether it will be banned prior to the upcoming .

Whether it will or not remains a mystery, and talk is that the dominant Mercedes W05 Hybrid may be the car that suffers most if the system is deemed illegal. However, as far as the Silver Arrows crew is concerned, its business as usual as they get set for the team’s home Grand Prix.

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Jun 18

F1: Hockenheim officials furious with Ecclestone over contract dispute

Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany 21st July 2012 The cars line up for the start. World Copyright:Andy Hone/LAT Photographic ref: Digital Image HONY5355

The field line up for the start of the 2012 at the Hockenheimring in , Germany. (Photo:Andy Hone/LAT Photographic)

Hockenheim’s F1 future is up in the air. The circuit has a contract with until 2018, whereby it annually alternates the German Grand Prix with the .

But F1 supremo Ecclestone and the Nurburgring on Tuesday announced they are close to agreeing a new deal to stage the German Grand Prix every year between 2015 and 2019 at the Nurburgring.

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Jun 17

Report: Nurburgring to host F1 race each year

During the past several years, the German Grand Prix has alternated between the Nurburgring and Hockenheim each year. (Photo: Getty Images)

The field navigates its way through turn 1 of the 2013 German Grand Prix at the . (Photo: Getty Images)

The fabled Nurburgring is set to ramp up its presence on the F1 calendar. Currently, the circuit and another German venue, , annually alternate a single spot on the sport’s schedule.

But earlier this year, the insolvent Nurburgring secured its future when it was sold to a Dusseldorf automotive group called Capricorn.

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