Denmark is holding on to its hopes of hosting an F1 Grand Prix, with promoters of a potential race in Copenhagen meeting with their Azerbaijan counter-parts in Baku.
Copenhagen’s F1 endeavor emerged in 2017, with Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey visiting Denmark’s capital and showing his support for the idea earlier this year.
However, the city’s deputy mayor recently delivered a negative view on the event’s chances of coming to pass, insisting it would require logistics and resources that Copenhagen cannot afford.
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Promoter and former minister Helge Sander is nevertheless staying the course, having held useful discussions in the paddock last weekend with various parties.
“We had a meeting on Friday with the head of Azerbaijan’s Grand Prix,” said Sander, who traveled to Baku with Saxo Bank co-founder Lars Seier Christensen.
“He was completely open about the challenges associated with organising a Formula 1 race in the middle of a big city, but we were in no way deterred.”
The pair also met with Gunther Steiner, boss of the Haas team that runs Danish driver Kevin Magnussen.
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Copenhagen’s proposed city layout has reportedly already been approved by F1 circuit architect Hermann Tilke.
“Copenhagen will be a great place for Formula 1,” said Tilke last weekend
“The city is unique and the proposed circuit will be so beautiful with the iconic buildings in the background.”
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