A Danish Grand Prix is one step closer following the release of an 'advanced plans' surrounding a Copenhagen street race.
Formula One Chairman Chase Carey discussed the proposed race with the city's mayor and Denmark's business minister this week. Although a decision has yet to be made, Carey is hopeful that a race could be on the calendar by 2020:
"We're excited about the opportunity to explore a potential race here in Denmark... I think Copenhagen represents the type of location that we think can really provide a great platform."
Such a race would play into the vision Liberty Media presented when they completed their takeover of F1 last year: bringing races back to Europe and to nations with racing heritage. Economically, they see Europe as arguably the most lucrative of all, and the hotbed of support.
The consortium who presented the idea of a Grand Prix believe such a race would open the doors to further races in Scandinavia.
The breathtaking location of Copenhagen - it lies on the mouth of the Øresund, a strait that leads to the Baltic Sea, and it's spectacular bridges and narrow streets would lend itself to a visually beautiful race that could rival Singapore and Monaco when it comes to street racing.
The last Formula One Grand Prix to be held in Scandinavia was the Swedish Grand Prix, the last race of which took place in 1978.