Not the German Grand Prix

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

German Grand Prix, Hockenheimring, start, 2006It’s not been officially announced as far as I’m aware, but this weekend’s round is not the German Grand Prix.

Although it’s the only F1 race in Germany this year it won’t be called the German Grand Prix because the owners of the Hockenheimring also own the legal rights to the name.

Even though they aren’t holding an F1 race this year, and will do next year when the Nurburgring is off the calendar, they are refusing to share the name with the Nurburgring race organisers.

So the ‘European Grand Prix’ it is once again.

That’s a pretty stunning act of narrow-minded, short-sighted idiocy. Even for Formula 1.

In fact I’d go so far as to call it the second dumbest move of the year, just behind taking confidential documents belonging to an Italian team for photocopying in an English reprographics shop…

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