Rosberg fears for ‘legendary’ German GP

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Nico Rosberg says it’s “very disappointing” the German Grand Prix may not go ahead this year, describing his home race as “legendary”.

The German Grand Prix has alternated between the Nurburgring and Hockenheim since 2006, with the schedule resulting in the Nurburgring being set to host the race this year. However, with no contract in place at the circuit and Hockenheim unable to pay to host the grand prix on a yearly basis, there is a danger that the race will drop off the calendar this year.

Having won his home race last year and fought for the championship in 2014 following four consecutive titles for fellow German Sebastian Vettel, Rosberg feels the race needs to remain as a permanent fixture.

“For me, for as long as I can remember, the German Grand Prix has been legendary,” Rosberg said. “Like the British Grand Prix, it is such a fundamental part of the F1 season. So it is very disappointing to hear it has not been fixed yet into the calendar, and not just for me, but for all the German fans.

“There are so many motor racing fans in Germany, and Germany has such a large representation in the sport with me, Sebastian, Mercedes etc. A big part of F1 is Germany, so I hope it works out.”

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