End of the F1 road for Hockenheim?
The Nurburgring, located close to the Eifel mountains in south-eastern Germany, is likely to host the country's only F1 race in 2007.
The FIA released a provisional calendar on Tuesday, listing only one race date - for 'Germany' - for
a Grand Prix in July.
The German Grand Prix, staged this year on July 30, is held annually at Hockenheim, the financially embattled circuit about 25 kilometres south of Mannheim.
But although the FIA calendar made no mention of the European Grand Prix, and its usual early-May date is now occupied by Spain for 2007, it is almost certain that the Nurburgring will continue to host F1 next year.
"We are assuming that a Grand Prix at the Nurburgring will take place in 2007," Nurburgring's Managing Director Walter Kafitz was quoted as saying by sid, while it is still speculated that the two German circuits could 'alternate' the single race beginning in 2008.
He added: "But nothing has been signed."
Hockenheim spokesperson Hartmut Tesseraux, meanwhile, said there had been 'no decision' about the fate of its race. A final decision is likely in September.
Source GMM CAPSIS International