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Haas F1 driver Kevin Magnussen is nice bonus to F1 Denmark race effort

Kevin Magnussen is entering his second season with U.S.-based Haas F1 Team. Photo by LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC

Haas F1 driver Kevin Magnussen is nice bonus to F1 Denmark race effort

Denmark angling for Formula 1 race as early as 2020

January 10, 2018

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Haas F1 driver and Dane Kevin Magnussen's continuing presence in Formula 1 could help a bid to secure a place on the annual race calendar for Copenhagen, race officials say.

The Danish media outlet 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)," Sander said. "But even if there isn't a Dane, interest for Formula 1 in Denmark is generally great. Of course, I would prefer if there is at least one Dane, but it is not crucial."

By GMM