Hockenheim to entice fans with cheaper tickets


After months of doubt, Germany was finally scrubbed from the calendar earlier this year when original host, the Nurbugring, couldn't muster the necessary funding, and Hockenheim, which hosts the race on an alternating basis, said it wasn't given enough notice.

Consequently, for the first time since 1960, Germany didn't host a round of the world championship.

No concerns for 2016 however, as Hockenheim forms part of a record 21-date calendar, and to ensure he event is a sell-out, tickets, which go on sale tomorrow, a year ahead of the event, have been priced to encourage the fans back to the stands.

For a limited period, a three-day weekend ticket will cost 99 euros (70), the same price as a standard Sunday ticket, while children under six will be admitted for free. Under-16s can buy weekend tickets for 50 euros (35).

"We are delighted to host another Formula One race in Germany after a year's break," said circuit managing director Georg Seiler. "The signs for German fans in particular so far are very good.

"We are excited to welcome F1 and its incredible fans back to Hockenheim and are looking forward to a packed Motodrom next July."

Last year's event, which saw Mercedes leading the championship, and Nico Rosberg in contention for the drivers' title, drew a race day attendance of just 55,000.

A similar pricing scheme is widely believed to be one of the reasons attendance at this year's British Grand Prix hit 140,000.

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Published: 30/07/2015
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