Tickets for German GP at Hockenheim to go on sale

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Tickets for next year’s returning German Grand Prix at Hockenheim are set to go on sale this Friday at a discounted rate in a bid to boost attendance figures.

Hockenheim hosted last year’s race, but was unable to step in for the 2015 event when the Nurburgring could not fulfil its planned commitments as part of the deal to alternate the grand prix between the two venues.

As a result, Germany failed to host a Formula 1 race for the first time since 1960, with its planned July 19 slot going unfilled on the final calendar.

In a bid to improve attendance figures for next year’s race, tickets will go on sale this Friday with a variety of early bird discounts and special offers available to fans.

“This year’s offerings include a revised, family-friendly pricing structure with significantly discounted ticket packages, which will make a visit to the home of F1 in Germany an even more attractive option than ever for old and new fans alike,” a statement from the circuit read.

“We are delighted to host another Formula 1 race in Germany after a year’s break,” Hockenheim managing director Georg Seiler said.

“The signs for German fans in particular so far are very good: Sebastian Vettel, racing for the first time in a Ferrari on home soil will be duelling with Nico Rosberg in his Mercedes – a scenario that many fans will be relishing.

“We are excited to welcome F1 and its incredible fans back to Hockenheim and are looking forward to a packed Motodrom next July.”

Hockenheim is set to feature on a record-breaking 21 race calendar for the 2016 season, taking place on July 31 ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix one week later.