Formula 1 bosses have taken the next step towards a grand prix in Copenhagen’s city centre in 2020.

The series’ new owner Liberty Media is keen to break into the Scandinavian market and the Danish capital seems to be the most likely candidate for the area’s first GP.

F1 CEO Chase Carey met with Copenhagen’s mayor and Denmark’s business minister today to discuss plans for the race.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to explore a potential race here in Denmark,” he told journalists.

“I think Copenhagen represents the type of location that we think can really provide a great platform.”

He added that they are yet to come to a deal.

Organisers would need to get permission from the city council for the 4.6 kilometre track, something which does not always come easy for race series, as Formula E has found.

There is currently only a single Danish driver on the F1 grid, Haas’ Kevin Magnussen.

Race investor Helge Sander said it would be good for the country’s F1-bid to have the Dane on the grid, but not essential.

“It is clearly an advantage if we have a Dane,” he said. “But even if there isn’t a Dane, interest for Formula 1 in Denmark is generally great. Of course I would prefer it if there is at least one Dane but it is not crucial.”