Plans for a Danish Grand Prix around the streets of Copenhagen are continuing to gather steam as Formula 1 bosses prepare to visit the proposed location for the race next Wednesday.

As part of new F1 owner Liberty Media's plan to take the sport to more destination cities around the world and expand the calendar, a proposal for a race in Denmark arose in July, with preliminary meetings taking place.

According to multiple reports in the Danish press, plans are now set to push on when F1 CEO and chairman Chase Carey visits Copenhagen on January 10 to meet with the figures behind the race.

Plans are being formulated by Helge Sander, a former Danish government minister, and Lars Seier Christensen, the ex-owner of Saxo Bank, which has enjoyed involvement in F1 in the past.

Denmark is currently represented in F1 by Kevin Magnussen, who races for the Haas team, while a race in Copenhagen may also attract fans from nearby nations such as Sweden and Finland, both of which are without a grand prix.

The proposed layout takes inspiration from the Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan, incorporating many of the city's major landmarks and offering a number of high-speed sections with long straights despite running on a street course.

Should plans be approved, officials in Denmark hope to have a grand prix on the F1 calendar for the 2020 season.


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