FIA officially cancel German Grand Prix

The German Grand Prix has been officially removed from the 2015 Formula 1 schedule by the FIA.

The sports governing body confirmed the news on Friday, meaning that Germany will fail to host a Grand Prix for the first time since the 1960 Formula 1 season.

The Nurburgring was initially scheduled to host the event in July, but with the track under new ownership, talks with the new owners collapsed during the winter.

Officials in Hockenheim were then unable to agree a deal with Bernie Ecclestone, and had revealed earlier during the week that they had given up on attempting to host the race this year.

The disappearance of the German Grand Prix means that there will be nineteen Grand Prix in 2015, with a three-week gap between the British and Hungarian Grand Prix, before a four-week gap to the following Belgian Grand Prix.

Hockenheim are believed to have a contract to host the Grand Prix in 2016, with hopes high that the exclusion of the race in Germany will just be for one season.

Revised 2015 Formula 1 Calendar

March 15 Australian Grand Prix Albert Park
March 29 Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang
April 12 Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai
April 19 Bahrain Grand Prix Sakhir
May 10 Spanish Grand Prix Catalunya
May 24 Monaco Grand Prix Monte Carlo
June 7 Canadian Grand Prix Montreal
June 21 Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring
July 5 British Grand Prix Silverstone
July 26 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring
August 23 Belgian Grand Prix Spa Francorchamps
September 6 Italian Grand Prix Monza
September 20 Singapore Grand Prix Singapore
September 27 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka
October 11 Russian Grand Prix Sochi
October 25 United States Grand Prix Austin
November 1 Mexican Grand Prix Mexico City
November 15 Brazilian Grand Prix Interlagos
November 29 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina