Denmark interested in hosting a Formula 1 race

Race could take place as early as 2018

Denmark could host a Formula One race as early as 2018, according to a report in Herning Folkeblad.

The Danish officials behind the bid will meet F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone sometime over the next couple of months to discuss the possibility.

Former minister involved
"It doesn't matter if a little more time passes before this meeting takes place as we are working to get Formula One to Denmark in 2018," Helge Sander, a former government minister, told the newspaper.

According to Herning Folkeblad, Sander is central to the bid and has already contacted a number of companies, including Bestseller and Saxo Bank, about backing the venure.

Would mark increased involvement
In 2014, Kevin Magnussen became the first Dane to compete in Formula 1 for over a decade. However, his participation remains in the balance following a slightly subpar first season for McLaren.

Meanwhile, Saxo Bank is a current sponsor of the Lotus team and earlier this week urged other Danish companies to sponsor more sports – F1 in particular.

Scandinavia has not hosted a race since the Swedish Grand Prix in 1978.