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2017 F1 schedule announced, season kicks-off on March 26 but no place for German GP

2017 F1 schedule announced, season kicks-off on March 26 but no place for German GP

Nico Rosberg will start the defence of his Formula One world title in Australia on March 26.

Germany set to be dropped as venue from next year's F1 calendar for financial reasons

Germany set to be dropped as venue from next year's F1 calendar for financial reasons

Germany was listed on a provisional 21-race 2017 schedule with an asterisk, along with Canada and Brazil.

Record equalling 21 races planned for 2017; but doubts over Germany, Canada, Brazil

Record equalling 21 races planned for 2017; but doubts over Germany, Canada, Brazil

Ecclestone had warned in June that the 2017 calendar could be reduced to 18 races, although Monza was seen as one of those on the hit list at the time.

MotoGP: Marc Marquez doubles championship lead with a thrilling win at German GP

MotoGP: Marc Marquez doubles championship lead with a thrilling win at German GP

Rossi, the Italian legend, is third on 111 points, with half the races in the season now gone.