First contacts between Liberty Media and the Group ofinvestors that would take a Grand Prix through the streets of Copenhagen.
Denmark 2020, next stop. Liberty Media’s intention is to bring the Formula 1 to Scandinavian countries. Carey traveled to Copenhagen to discuss with the Mayor, investors and the various characters of Government regarding this possibility.
After a series of meetings in recent months, the consortium of investors, supported by Saxo Bank‘s founder,had drawn on possible City circuit: just over 4,5 km.
When will take place? You work for a first edition in 2020:
“We are excited by the opportunity to study a potential race in Denmark. I think that Copenhagen represents the kind of place can offer a really fantastic platform.
In Liberty Media we think this even is not limited to Copenhagen, but as a chance for all of Scandinavia.
Represents a large market for all of them”
The event appears detached from the permanence of Kevin Magnussen in the Circus. This possibility has been defined as not crucial to Helge Sander, Minister of new technologies.
The commitment to create a GP of Denmark was calculated between 35 million and 60 million dollars. The estimated turnover is around 320 million dollars, according to estimates.
On the front pilot the novelty is that of Daniil Kvyat dumped by Red Bull Racing Formula 1 pilot still will breathe air in Formula 1. Russian pilot will wear the clothes of Ferrari, he will work as simulator pilot. Much work awaits him in a simulator at Maranello.
This news was at least unexpected. After being shown the door by Helmut Marko and replaced by Pierre Gasly in Red Bull, Kvyat (23 years) becomes part of the Ferrari family. The announcement was made by a simple note on the social network.
What tasks he is going to do this year, has not yet been clarified, presumably held so much work on the Simulator. A vital tool even in the race weekend, to guide the development of the car. In addition, the knowledge acquired in an opposing team is not to be excluded could come in handy.
Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen official pilots, AntonioGiovinazzi third driver and Daniil Kvyat simulator pilot. This is the formation that lies ahead in 2018 in Ferrari.
Kvyat had been approached in recent weeks to a possible solutions when the agreement between Williams and Sergei Sirotkin had not gone through. Once announced the arrival at Ferrari also the option Williams seems to have cleared up.