Kevin Magnussen says the information of a Danish Grand Prix probably becoming a member of the System 1 calendar as early as 2020 got here as a nice shock, whereas he says he is already accustomed to the Copenhagen streets within the circuit proposal.
In the course of the build-up to the Briths Grand Prix, information broke of a possible plan for the primary ever Danish Grand Prix in F1 which might he held on the Copenhagen metropolis streets.
The Haas driver is simply the fifth particular person from Denmark to race in F1 and regardless of its small 5.6m inhabitants in comparison with different F1 hosts, the nation is thought for its devoted help of the game.
After the success of the Baku metropolis race and the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, an analogous proposal is being lined up for a avenue race in Copenhagen led by a consortium of businessmen headed up by Lars Seier Christensen and former Science Minister Helge Sander.
Final week the preliminary plans and route have been revealed with a 40 million euros fund for the road circuit on the Danish nationwide Jyllands-Posten, whereas taking in iconic Copenhagen landmarks together with Christiansbourg Palace and parliament buildings plus the historic Tivoli amusement park.
The route would additionally cross the Sydhavnen river twice and type a determine of eight type circuit.
Responding to the information of a possible Danish Grand Prix, Magnussen has naturally thrown his help behind the challenge and says it would be a particular feeling racing on the town streets he makes use of ‘practically daily’.
“It would be wonderful to have a house grand prix. It is one thing that I by no means dared to hope for,” Magnussen mentioned. “It is a large shock to listen to these information. It has been labored on and it is a critical risk that there may very well be a Danish Grand Prix. So for me that might be a dream come true.
“I imply I’m driving these streets practically daily, on these actual streets, we might be doing 200 miles an hour down these streets then it is going to be fairly cool.”
It’s believed F1 house owners Liberty are constructive concerning the challenge, whereas an upcoming nationwide election might show vital to get the challenge up and working, with a focused 2020 debut.