Danish organisers staying the course with Copenhagen GP bid


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.

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.

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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