user icon

Kevin Magnussen not crucial to Denmark F1 bid

  • Published on 10 Jan 2018 10:36
  • comments 10
  • 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)

Replies (10)

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

    • + 0
    • 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.

      • + 0
      • 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.

    • + 0
    • Jan 10 2018 - 11:23
    • The odds that Hulkenberg is at Renault after next year aren't that great.

      • + 0
      • 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.

      • + 1
      • 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...

      • + 1
      • Jan 10 2018 - 18:18
    • Is Hulk getting a race in his hometown or something? Or how is he relevant in this?

      • + 0
      • Jan 11 2018 - 09:25
    • I wonder that too.

      • + 0
      • Jan 11 2018 - 17:04
  • mbmwe36

    Posts: 533

    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.

    • + 0
    • 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.

    • + 0
    • Jan 10 2018 - 21:11

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team -
  • Points -
  • Podiums -
  • Grand Prix -
  • Country DK
  • Date of b. Oct 5 1992 (28)
  • Place of b. Roskilde, DK
  • Weight 68 kg
  • Length 1.74 m
Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
20 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
18 - Jun 20
France
25 - Jun 27
Austria
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
1 - Oct 3
Singapore
8 - Oct 10
Japan
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
5 - Nov 7
Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
20 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
18 - Jun 20
France Paul Ricard
25 - Jun 27
Austria Red Bull Ring
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
1 - Oct 3
8 - Oct 10
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar