German grand prix axed from Formula 1 calendar

Darren Cassey

Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg will not get to race in front of a home crowd next year as the German grand prix has been pulled from the schedule.

Traditionally, the German leg of the season alternates between the Nurburgring and Hockenheim circuits. However, due to the high cost charged by F1 bosses to host a race coupled with low ticket sales in previous years, neither circuit was willing to pay up.