The unpopularity of the Hockenheim race should be ringing alarm-bells for F1.
The E22 ran for the first time without the suspension hydraulically linked from front to rear.
Mercedes is once again the team to beat this weekend in Germany.
Mercedes drivers completed a total of 131 laps on Friday practice for the German GP.
After nine rounds, Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are separated by just four points.
Nico Rosberg will wear a special helmet in celebration of Germany's victory in the World Cup.
Drivers prepares for the track missed for two years.
After Austria and Silverstone, another venue where the weather can be unpredictable.
'With his commitment to the Nurburgring, Mr Ecclestone did German formula one fans a big favour' - Jens Lieser
Nico Hülkenberg won the 2008 FIA F3 European title and spent time watching the young guns currently battling for the 2013 championship this past weekend in Germany.
The saga of the 2013 July race continues. Germany has not given up.