With racing heroes like “Mr. Le Mans” Tom Kristensen, the Formula 1 family of Kevin Magnussen and papa Jan Magnussen, and 2 time IMSA Champion Christina Nielsen, it was only a matter of time until talk of a Grand Prix of Denmark started.
There was a Danish Grand Prix, off an on, from 1960 to 1977. Many of the event were Formula 3 and Formula 2 races. But in 1961 and 1962, the Formula 1 circus came to town. In the early days of F1, there were a handful of world championship events, plus a number of non points paying races (like the Danish GP).
But with a greater number of Danish drivers competing in international racing, a proposal to revive the Danish GP has been put forward. Starting in 2020, the proposed event would be held on a street circuit in Copenhagen. The proposed track is designed by former Formula One driver Jan Magnussen and circuit architect Hermann Tilke. Race promoters have put together a $60 million project for a street race taking in landmarks such as parliament and crossing two major bridges.
The Demaras Auto Racing Team has special interest in the potential event, with young Daniel being half Danish, on his mother’s side. Daniel can be seen at IMSA races at Mosport each year, proudly flying the national colours, supporting Danes like Jan Magnussen and, of course, the Ferrari of Christina Nielsen.