It’s far to say that Germany has given us some incredible drivers including the likes of Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg, and of course the man of the hour, Sebastian Vettel. Vettel has had an unlucky time as of late after his return to F1 after catching COVID. Not only has he been forced to retire his car, resulting in a hilarious moped escape and an eventual fine, but he’s crashed his car, too.
It’s fair to say we have a lot of respect for German racing drivers, so when Mick says something, we stand up and listen intently.
The German Grand Prix hasn’t been found on the F1 calendar since 2019 thanks to a number of financial issues. Fortunately, the other European track, Imola, is set in stone until 2025. But this isn’t enough for the Haas driver.
“I think it’s definitely important to be at race tracks that have history and hopefully we’ll have some German races coming in soon, as that’s still missing,” the German driver said.
“I think Imola is always a nice track to go to. I enjoy it a lot.
“I’ve driven around it quite a bit and I’m really excited to get there with these nice, new cars and hopefully be able to do well.
“With our car I think it’s actually quite alright, we should be able to manage to put everything together quite soon in the weekend.
“We have a good idea, we don’t need two huge changes [for the sprint and then the race] so hopefully we’ll be right in there and be able to have a good weekend.”
As a fan of F1, would you want a German track to return to the calendar, and if so, which one? I’d love to see the legendary Nürburgring return, but the risk would have to be contained somehow.