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Hockenheim set to be dropped from 2017 calendar

A recent revised calendar for the 2017 Formula One World Championship has been revealed by German publication Auto Motor und Sport which sees the German Grand Prix disappear for another season.

Three races were under question for next year. The Canadian Grand Prix had been provisional until last week, when the Montreal mayor confirmed the race will go ahead, along with a question mark of the Brazil race which also remains for 2017. Hockenheim, who hosted the German Grand Prix in 2014 and 2016 after the Nurburgring went into administration, has struggled to make the race pay with Bernie Ecclestone trying to help keep the event for a second consecutive season.

It will mean that the race in Hungary will move to being a week later, therefore creating a three week gap between Silverstone and Budapest. Also, Malaysia and Singapore have been reversed back into the format we saw this season. Singapore as a standalone event, and Malaysia twinned with Japan.

No. Date Place
1. 26 March Australia
2. 9 April China
3. April 16 Bahrain
4. 30 April Russia
5. May 14 Spain
6. May 28 Monaco
7. June 11 Canada
8. 18th June Azerbaijan
9. July 2 Austria
10. July 9 England
11. July 30 Hungary
12. 27 August Belgium
13. September 3 Italy
14. 17 September Singapore
15. 1 October Malaysia
16. October 8 Japan
17. 22 October United States
18. November 5 Mexico
19. November 12 Brazil
20. 26 November Abu Dhabi

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Ashley founded the Purple Sector website back in 2012, later renamed to SpeedMajor which now covers both Formula 1 and Formula E. As well as writing on Formula 1, Ashley also works within the world of luxury travel and was a finalist in the Aspire Travel Trade Writer of the Year competition in 2013.

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