Kevin Magnussen not crucial to Denmark F1 bid

  • 10 Jan 2018 10:36
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Kevin Magnussen's continuing presence in F1 will help a bid to secure a place on the annual race calendar for Denmark, race officials have admitted. BT newspaper reports that F1 chief executive Chase Carey is meeting with potential race promoters in Copenhagen on Wednesday to discuss a race for 2020.

F1's only Danish competitor is Haas driver Magnussen, and race investor Helge Sander admitted it would help the bid if the 25-year-old's F1 career continues. "It is clearly an advantage if we have a Dane (in F1). But even if there isn't a Dane, interest for formula one in Denmark is generally great," he said. "Of course I would prefer if there is at least one Dane, but it is not crucial." (GMM)

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  • Of course he is, no one living in Copenhagen wants the race if not a dane to cheer on for sure.

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    • Jan 10 2018 - 10:55
    • @Krommeass it was your arrogrant reply that for tells everyone that you a Hulkenberg fanboy. You all so arrogant and will never change.

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      • Jan 12 2018 - 23:07
  • The odds of Magnussen still being in F1 by 2020 aren't that great. This would be a big gamble for Copenhagen.

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    • Jan 10 2018 - 11:23
    • The odds that Hulkenberg is at Renault after next year aren't that great.

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      • Jan 10 2018 - 12:14
    • I beg to differ. I think Hulk has proven himself to Renault, and unless he gets offered a Merc seat, I dont see him leaving anytime soon.

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      • Jan 10 2018 - 13:07
    • Seriously, Hulkenberg had one of his best years in Formula 1. He's highly rated by everyone. Magnussen on the other hand...

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      • Jan 10 2018 - 18:18
    • Is Hulk getting a race in his hometown or something? Or how is he relevant in this?

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      • Jan 11 2018 - 09:25
    • I wonder that too.

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      • Jan 11 2018 - 17:04
  • mbmwe36

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    This is a vanity project that stretches far beyond Kevin. The backers and politicians would obviously love the goodwill having him race would bring. But first and foremost, it's about feeding their egos.
    I still don't think it'll happen, I think this is Carey drumming up interest in the different countries, by implying that they are "this close" to get a race. And it's obviously also to put pressure on existing tracks as well.

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    • Jan 10 2018 - 14:27
  • mbmwe36

    Posts: 533

    The municipality had a vote about it this evening, and the voting was not in favour of a Danish F1 race.
    They would like an electric race, however, which isn't really surprising.

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    • Jan 10 2018 - 21:11

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