London - The German Grand Prix looks likely to be back on the Formula One calendar in 2019 amid growing optimism about the race’s future.
Formula One managing director Sean Bratches said on Tuesday he suspected there would again be 21 races, the same number as in 2018, on the 2019 calendar but provided no details.
“I’m an optimist," he said after addressing a Black Book motorsport forum in London. "We haven’t released our schedule yet but we will shortly; around Spa. My German’s not great, it’s OK, but the talks have gone OK.”
Spa-Francorchamps will host the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend. With no new races due to appear until 2020, Germany’s future remains the big question mark with Hockenheim circuit out of contract after July's month’s race. There has also been talk of the Nurburgring taking the place of Hockenheim, although that circuit has had financial difficulties.
'It's still open'