2016 German GP return ‘1,000pc safe’ – Hockenheim image

May 10 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Hockenheim’s boss says he is “1,000 per cent” sure the German grand prix will return in 2016.

After failing to rescue this year’s event, Bernie Ecclestone said recently there is also no guarantee Hockenheim will return to the 2016 calendar, despite its bi-annual contract.

But when asked about the 2016 German grand prix, Hockenheim chief Georg Seiler said he is “100, even 1,000 per cent sure” it will happen.

“For next year we have an agreement and we always respect our contracts,” he told the German news agency SID.

As for Ecclestone’s claim that Germany might in fact not be back in 2016, Seiler answered: “I have a good relationship with Bernie Ecclestone,” indicating that there are no official signs of a problem.

But he also said it is up to formula one to put on a good show.

“Formula one has to be good, then the spectators will come,” said Seiler. “No one comes for the support programme.”