Will probably be essential to discover a new principal sponsor for the German Grand Prix to be entered within the F1 2020 calendar if Mercedes doesn’t prolong its present contract.
The race at Hockenheim is assured. to this yr's calendar after Liberty Media, the F1 business rights holder, has an settlement permitting Mercedes to sponsor the race. Liberty has the choice of extending the contract for subsequent yr, however Jorn Teske, advertising director at Hockenheimring, instructed RaceFans that he wanted a principal sponsor to maintain the race going.
"There’s one choice that isn’t ours for 2020 yr. However for the second, we’ve not but determined whether or not or not it will be taken, "he mentioned.
" This might be some extent, even Mercedes' choice to decide. " Extending sponsorship of the title is a vital level for them. "
Teske acknowledged that his contract didn’t specify that the race needed to have a sponsor in title, however that it wanted one to make it financially viable.If Mercedes doesn’t proceed its sponsorship contract , another should be discovered. "If Liberty Media [acquires] is one other new companion excited about sponsoring the title in Germany, it could be an opportunity," he added. Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, Germany is one among 5 races this yr that has not formally confirmed its place on the 2020 calendar. The others are the Spanish, British, Italian and
Teske suspects that "at the least one of many conventional circuits [will] should depart" due to new additions to this system.
"Usually, I might say that the state of affairs is sort of just like that of the yr der however that isn’t the case, "mentioned Teske. "It's the identical as a result of we’re in Barcelona and we nonetheless have no idea if we could have a race subsequent yr or not.
" The distinction is the expiry of the contracts of 5 tracks race. There are a lot of, many rumors round. In all probability two of the 5 circuits are very near an settlement or have even signed an settlement, which must be Silverstone and Monza.
Mercedes workforce supervisor, Toto Wolff, mentioned he hoped the followers would help the race after Mercedes.'S dominant begin of the brand new season. I’m not conscious of ticket gross sales and I hope that Hockenheim can be full as a result of it's nice to come back again there, "he mentioned." I hope we are able to encourage followers to coach. an excellent workforce. "
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