Formula One: German Grand Prix off the menu in 2017

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, of Germany, in action on Nov 11, 2016.
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, of Germany, in action on Nov 11, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - A German Grand Prix at Hockenheim is off the Formula One calendar in 2017, the historic circuit's owner disclosed on Thursday (Nov 24).

Hockenheim boss George Seiler told SID, a subsidiary of AFP, and other German media that talks with F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone had broken down.

As a result the F1 menu will comprise 20 races next season as opposed to the record 21 held in 2016.

Probable 2017 calendar

March 26: Australia (Melbourne)

April 9: China (Shanghai)

April 16: Bahrain (Sakhir)

April 30: Russia (Sochi)

May 14: Spain (Barcelona)

May 28: Monaco (Monte Carlo)

June 11: Canada (Montreal)

June 18: Europe (Baku, Azerbaijan)

July 2: Austria (Red Bull Ring, Spielberg)

July 9: Britain (Silverstone)

July 30: Hungary (Hungaroring, Budapest)

Aug 27: Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)

Sept 3: Italy (Monza)

Sept 17: Malaysia (Sepang)

Oct 1: Singapore (Singapore)

Oct 8: Japan (Suzuka)

Oct 22: United States (Austin)

Nov 5: Mexico (Mexico City)

Nov 12: Brazil (Interlagos, Sao Paulo)

Nov 26: United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi) .