Hockenheim Undecided - FORMULA 1


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hockenheim Undecided

The future of the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim will be decided in May in a meeting with state officials and F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.

Hockenheim, which is one of two tracks hosting the German race along with Nurburgring, was due to decide on next year's race this week, as the event continues to be in doubt.

A track official admitted at the end of last year that the circuit would need help from the government in order to make sure it could afford to host the race next year.

The circuit bosses fear they would lose millions if the race takes place in 2010.

Officials have now said they will wait until a May 20 meeting with Ecclestone before deciding on next year's race. The meeting will also include representatives from BMW and Mercedes.

"We have agreed to accept the invitation for this talk," Hockenheim mayor Dieter Gummer was quoted as saying by Reuters. "But by this summer there has to be a solution."