A deal to race at Hockenheim could not be agreed
The 20 tracks for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship were unveiled earlier today and there will be no homecoming for Nico Rosberg.
There is no space for the German Grand Prix after a deal couldn't be agreed to host a race at Hockenheim after financial problems forced the Nurburgring's withdrawal from the roster. The Brazilian Grand Prix is only provisionally booked subject to confirmation from the Brazilian government in early 2017.
The news is sure to disappoint newly crowned World Champion Nico Rosberg who is denied the chance to race as such in front of his home fans next year.
The new season is due to begin in Melbourne, Australia on the 26th March before culminating in Abu Dhabi at the end of November.
The full schedule is as follows: 26th March Australia (Melbourne), 9th April China (Shanghai), 16th April Bahrain (Sakhir), 30th April Russia (Sochi), 14th May Spain (Barcelona), 28th May Monaco (Monaco), 11th June Canada (Montreal), 25th June Azerbaijan (Baku), 9th July Austria (Spielberg), 16th July Britain (Silverstone), 30th July Hungary (Budapest), 27th August Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps), 3rd September Italy (Monza), 17th September Singapore (Marina Bay), 1st October Malaysia (Sepang), 8th October Japan (Suzuka), 22nd October USA (Austin), 29th October Mexico (Mexico City), 12th November Brazil (Sao Paulo), 26th November Abu Dhabi.