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German Grand Prix cut from 2015 Formula One calendar

The German Grand Prix has been cut from 2015 Formula One calendar after neither of the country's two circuits were able to make a deal with series promoter Bernie Ecclestone. The World Motor Sport Council said in a statement on Friday that the race was withdrawn because the commercial rights holder "and promoter did not reach agreement." The German Grand Prix had been set for July 19. With the two circuits alternating annually, Nuerburgring was scheduled to stage the race.

There will now be 19 races this season instead of 20. The German race has been losing spectators steadily since the days of seven-time champion Michael Schumacher, even though Germany is home to Mercedes, the car maker behind the top team last season, and driver Nico Rosberg. Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, who now drives for Ferrari, is also German.
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