The boss of the German Hockenheim circuit has today announced that there will be no German GP held at the circuit this year.
With the German circuits hosting races alternating years it was hoped that with the Nurburgring's financial difficulties, the Hockenheim circuit might step in to save the race for this year, although no deal has been struck with Bernie Ecclestone.
This leaves the only option as a last minute rescue bid from Nurburgring but that is particularly unlikely. As such the race will have to be reported to the FIA as a cancellation so that it can be formally removed from the calendar leaving us with 19 races for 2015 (the same as last year)
It is incredibly disappointing that the country that has the current world champion constructor, a driver challenging for this years drivers world championship and their very own 4 time world champion making his debut year in a Ferrari, yet a race cannot be sustained.