Despite the popularity of Formula One in Germany, plus the fact that a German driver and team just claimed the 2016 title, the German Grand Prix will be absent from the calendar in 2017.

The race was to be held at the Hockenheimring but the promoter pulled out due to financial reasons. It’s alleged the promoter refused to pay the high hosting fee. The German race has been on and off in recent years and was secured in 2016 after a deal for a discounted hosting fee was struck.

There are still 20 races on the 2017 calendar, which was revealed by the FIA on Wednesday. The new season will kick off with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 26 and conclude with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in the United Arab Emirates on November 26.

We’re also glad to see that the European Grand Prix, which once again will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, will take place on June 25, meaning it won’t clash with the 24 Hours of Le Mans as it did in 2016. The 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans has been confirmed for the weekend starting June 17.

Below is the calendar for the 2017 Formula One World Championship:

March 26 - Australia Grand Prix - Melbourne
April 9 - Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai
April 16 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Sakhir
April 30 - Russian Grand Prix - Sochi
May 14 - Spanish Grand Prix - Barcelona
May 28 - Monaco Grand Prix - Monte Carlo
June 11 - Canadian Grand Prix - Montreal
June 25 - European Grand Prix - Baku, Azerbaijan
July 9 - Austrian Grand Prix - Spielberg  
July 16 - British Grand Prix - Silverstone
July 30 - Hungarian Grand Prix - Budapest
August 27 - Belgian Grand Prix - Spa
September 3 - Italian Grand Prix - Monza
September 17 - Singapore Grand Prix - Singapore
October 1 - Malaysian Grand Prix - Kuala Lumpur
October 8 - Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka
October 22 - United States Grand Prix - Austin
October 29 - Mexico Grand Prix - Mexico City
November 12 - Brazilian Grand Prix - São Paulo
November 26 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Island