Nov.27 (GMM) Mercedes is not ruling out making a financial contribution to keep the German grand prix on track.
However, it appears that when the final 2017 calendar is published shortly by the FIA, it will be missing a Hockenheim date after talks with Bernie Ecclestone collapsed.
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff joins Bernie Ecclestone in not fully understanding why the German race is struggling for profitability.
“Maybe it is due to the fact that Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel won so many races and titles,” he is quoted by Speed Week.
But would Mercedes step into the breach and help Hockenheim pay the fee to Ecclestone?
“The fact is, when the race was doubtful in the past we offered financial help, so we are open to lending a hand. But at that time nothing came of it,” revealed Wolff.