Tag Archive: Georg Seiler

Jul 27

Formula 1 returns to the Hockenheimring in 2018!

Early bird tickets on sale from Monday 31st July

Hockenheim-Ring GmbH logoGreat news for all motorsport fans: F1 is returning to the famous Hockenheimring next year on the weekend of July 20-22nd, 2018*. Advance ticket sales for this amazing weekend of racing and entertainment will begin this coming Monday, July 31st with fantastic early bird discounts and incredible special offers for young fans! Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 28

#F1isBACK: Goose bumps in the cockpit!

The most memorable Hockenheim moments of the German Formula 1 stars

Nico Hülkenberg, Nico Rosberg and Pascal Wehrlein 90 years of the German Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg, Nico Hülkenberg and Pascal Wehrlein share their favourite Hockenheim memories. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 22

Vettel blamed for turning off Hockenheim crowd

Or maybe the German fans listened to their reigning world champion.

2014-06-07_0952 World champion Sebastian Vettel is copping some of the blame for the small crowd at Hockenheim last weekend. After buzzing atmospheres and big crowds in Canada, Austria and Silverstone, the empty seats for the German grand prix were conspicuous. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 21

F1 left to muse reasons for small Hockenheim crowd

Elsewhere in Germany on Sunday, the Nurburgring hosted an event called the ‘Truck Grand Prix’.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (16) Watching the unwieldy trucks from the grandstands were about 100,000 excited spectators — about twice the size of the crowd that gathered at Hockenheim for the 2014 German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 17

Boss ‘not worried’ about Hockenheim future

Hockenheim is not looking at this weekend’s German grand prix as its last.

2011.10.01-GT Masters Hockenheim 02 That is the claim of circuit boss Georg Seiler, amid reports a deal between Bernie Ecclestone and the Nurburgring could end an alternating scheme that currently sees Hockenheim host a grand prix every second year. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 20

Ecclestone to ‘comply with’ Hockenheim contract

Bernie Ecclestone has played down the threat to Hockenheim’s future on the F1 calendar.

2012-06-10_0439 The track’s current contract is for a race this July, and then again in 2016 and 2018, as it alternates an annual spot on the schedule with another German venue, the Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 18

Hockenheim deal ‘has no exit clause’

Hockenheim’s F1 future is up in the air.

20130929-0146 The circuit has a contract with Bernie Ecclestone until 2018, whereby it annually alternates the German grand prix with the Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 18

Hockenheim furious as Ecclestone eyes F1 axe

“He cannot and will not terminate.”

2014-05-03-0005 Bernie Ecclestone could terminate Hockenheim’s contract, as he looks to secure the long-term future of formula one in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 24

Hockenheim ready for 2013 in case of Nurburgring demise

Hockenheim is ready to step in at short notice, should the Nurburgring be unable to organise next year’s German grand prix.

Nurburgring logoHockenheimring Baden-WürttembergThe Nurburgring has been given only a conditional date on the draft 2013 schedule, due to the circuit’s well-documented financial problems. According to the alternating scheme in place between Germany’s two grand prix hosts, Hockenheim – having hosted this year’s race in the country – is not officially scheduled to return to the calendar until 2014. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 25

German journalist Michael Schmidt has expressed concern about the half-empty grandstands at Hockenheim last weekend

German spectators losing interest in F1

Flagworld - F12011 10 02 Gail 102In Auto Motor und Sport, he said he was “surprised” by the “lack of interest” in the German grand prix amid the fascinating 2012 season. Indeed, Germans have seldom had more to cheer about in F1, with the grid boasting legend Michael Schumacher, the reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel, three other race drivers and the Stuttgart marque Mercedes.

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Jul 21

German GP ticket sales ‘flattened’ after Schumacher hype

61,000 tickets have been purchased so far

HockenheimDemand for tickets for the German grand prix subsided along with the hype about Michael Schumacher’s return. Hockenheim chief Georg Seiler told Welt newspaper that the announcement of the seven time world champion’s return to formula one led to a surge in demand for tickets. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 20

No sell-out for German GP at Hockenheim

Heavy rain on way for Hockenheim GP weekend

HockenheimHockenheim is expecting a race-day crowd of 65,000 for Sunday’s German grand prix. In 2010, with F1 featuring six German drivers including the returning Michael Schumacher, the capacity of the track is 75,000. Read the rest of this entry »


May 07

No German GP sellout yet despite Schu factor

In 2008, 62,000 spectators attended the Hockenheim race.

HockenheimJuly’s German grand prix is not yet sold out, despite the Hockenheim race being held for the first time in two years. Moreover, Michael Schumacher has made his return from three years of retirement, while there are five other German drivers on the 2010 grid. Read the rest of this entry »