Formula 1 on the streets one of the greenest, most progressive - not to mention beautiful - cities in northern Europe. How unlikely is that? In a word, 'very', but with F1's new owners having drafted a marketing strategy that has 'DESTINATION CITIES' neon-lit across its top line, something quite wonderful might be about to happen.
Yes, Copenhagen has been identified as precisely the kind of host town that would add lustre and credibility to Liberty Media's ambitious promotional plans for their banner championship. (No surprise that Red Bull, those arch-marketeers, have been here already, in the form of a 2012 David Coulthard street demo.) And with a local hero, Kevin Magnussen, remaining a punchy presence at Haas, there has probably never been a more opportune moment to bring Formula 1 back to Scandinavia for the first time since 1978.
That year, Sweden's Anderstorp circuit staged the Swedish GP for the last time (it had been a calendar regular since 1973) and the world championship hasn't ventured so far north ever since. Times are changing, however, and the consortium behind the Danish GP proposal reckons to have secured cross-party political support for the project, as well as funding pledges - from both the public and private sectors. The ambitious scheme is being led by 67-year-old former government minister Helge Sander - a one-time journalist who, among other achievements, brought six-day track cycle racing to Denmark in the 1970s.