Hockenheim F1 axe a 'disaster' for Germany - Danner

Germany's departure from the unprecedentedly-large Formula 1 calendar for 2020 is a "disaster".

That is the view of former driver and now German television pundit Christian Danner.

'This is a disaster'

The FIA has now officially ratified the 2020 calendar, which features new races in Vietnam and Zandvoort but no new deal for the German GP at Hockenheim.

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"This is a disaster," Danner told Die Welt newspaper.

"If Barcelona manages to continue to have a grand prix, and if it also works for Austria and the Netherlands, then it curls my toenails to see that we are not in a position to do the same in Germany," he added.