Sebastian Vettel is concerned that he might not race at he might not race at his home country anymore in his Formula 1 career.
The German GP disappeared from the F1 calendar after 2019. With the championship’s recent push for races in big cities, like Jeddah, Miami, and Las Vegas and a $50m entry fee for the new events, it looks unlikely that F1 will make a return to Germany in the foreseeable future.
“I don’t know if Germany will make it in time for me,” Vettel commented on the chances of the German GP return to the calendar before his retirement.
“I had the privilege to race in Germany for many years. I don’t know [what will happen].
“I think in the end, obviously, if you look at the places that we’re going to, Germany is not prepared to pay that sort of money to have the Grand Prix – simple as that.
“Other regions, other countries in Europe, are struggling.
“The places we’re going to, the new venues were going to, it’s great to explore, but it’s also money-driven for the sport, I guess, to develop the way they want to develop.
“It is a shame losing out on Germany, it would be a shame losing out on Spa, it would be a shame losing out on Spain – which there was a lot of talk about.
“If those countries are not ready to pay the high entry fees anymore, they will fall off that list, and that will be a shame, even some races you’d think have a guarantee such as Silverstone and Monza.
“I don’t know, we’ll see what happens in the next few years. It would be great to answer your question if Germany [will be] back on the calendar, but I doubt it.”