Bernie Ecclestone could terminate Hockenheim's contract, as he looks to secure the long-term future of formula one in Germany.
Currently, Hockenheim - to host the German grand prix next month - annually alternates the race with the country's other F1 venue, the fabled Nurburgring.
But it emerged this week that, following the formerly insolvent Nurburgring's sale to a Dusseldorf group called Capricorn, the new owners are close to agreeing a contract to stage the German grand prix every year between 2015 and 2019.
A press release to that effect was issued by Capricorn on Tuesday.
"It is outrageous that this press release was issued," Hockenheim boss Georg Seiler told the German news...
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