The unpopularity of the Hockenheim race should be ringing alarm-bells for F1.
After Austria and Silverstone, another venue where the weather can be unpredictable.
Mercedes is once again the team to beat this weekend in Germany.
Nico Rosberg will wear a special helmet in celebration of Germany's victory in the World Cup.
'With his commitment to the Nurburgring, Mr Ecclestone did German formula one fans a big favour' - Jens Lieser
After nine rounds, Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are separated by just four points.
Drivers prepares for the track missed for two years.