The FIA has confirmed that the German Grand Prix will not be held in 2015 by releasing a 19-race calendar for the season.
The race had been due to take place on July 19 at the Nurburgring as part of the circuit’s deal to alternate hosting duties with Hockenheim.
However, both circuits were reluctant to step forward and host this year’s race, with officials at the Nurburgring confirming to MotorSportsTalk today that it could not continue negotiations with F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone, who had hoped to save the race.
At a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in Geneva on Friday, it was confirmed that the German Grand Prix would be removed from the calendar and would not be replaced.
The final calendar is otherwise unchanged, with a simple note stating: “The German Grand Prix has been withdrawn as the CRH [commercial rights holder] and promotor did not reach agreement.”
This means that there is now a seven-week spell over the summer with just one race – the Hungarian Grand Prix on July 26 – between the British Grand Prix at the start of July and the Belgian Grand Prix at the end of August.
2015 F1 Calendar – Final Version
15 March Grand Prix of Australia
29 March Grand Prix of Malaysia
12 April Grand Prix of China
19 April Grand Prix of Bahrain
10 May Grand Prix of Spain
24 May Grand Prix of Monaco
7 June Grand Prix of Canada
21 June Grand Prix of Austria
5 July Grand Prix of Great Britain
26 July Grand Prix of Hungary
23 August Grand Prix of Belgium
6 September Grand Prix of Italy
20 September Grand Prix of Singapore
27 September Grand Prix of Japan
11 October Grand Prix of Russia (Sochi)
25 October Grand Prix of USA (Austin)
1 November Grand Prix of Mexico
15 November Grand Prix of Brazil
29 November Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi