German Grand Prix dropped from Formula 1 calendar

General view during the German Formula One Grand Prix at Nurburgring on July 12, 2009
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The International Automobile Federation confirms that the German Grand Prix will not take place in 2017.

The German Grand Prix has been dropped from next year's Formula 1 calendar.

The race has been axed from the schedule for financial reasons, despite Mercedes's dominance of the sport.

However, Germany's absence was expected, with Nurburgring unwilling to pay the hosting fees for 2017 and Hockenheim - which drew a below-par crowd last season - reluctant to lose money in successive years, according to Reuters.

It was unclear from the draft calendar whether the races in Brazil and Canada would go ahead, but the International Automobile Federation's final schedule has them confirmed.

Meanwhile, one of several scheduling switches sees the Azerbaijan Grand Prix pushed back to June 25 to avoid a clash with the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar classic.

The German Grand Prix is on course to return in 2018.

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2Red Bull460
3Ferrari398
4Force India173
5Williams-Mercedes138
6McLaren76
7Toro Rosso71
8Haas28
9Renault8
10Sauber2
11Manor1
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12Carlos SainzToro Rosso46
13Romain GrosjeanHaas28
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15Jenson ButtonMcLaren21
16Kevin MagnussenRenault7
17Felipe NasrSauber2
18Pascal WehrleinManor1
19Jolyon PalmerRenault1
20Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
21Rio HaryantoManor0
22Esteban OconManor0
23Marcus EricssonSauber0
24Esteban GutierrezHaas0