Verstappen Sceptical of Vegas Grand Prix: More for the Show than the Racing

UNITED STATES: In the lead-up to the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, Formula 1 enthusiasts are divided over the excitement surrounding the event. While some eagerly anticipate racing under the dazzling lights of the iconic city, others, including Max Verstappen, express scepticism about the track’s layout and the potential for thrilling competition.

The highly-anticipated race in Las Vegas, set against the backdrop of the dazzling city lights, has triggered a mix of cautious optimism and apprehension within the Formula 1 community.

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The track’s layout, characterized by long straights and tight corners, has raised concerns about the quality of racing it will offer.

Max Verstappen, the three-time World Champion, openly voiced his reservations, stating that he believes the event is “more for the show than the racing itself.”

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Expressing a preference for the historical significance of circuits like Monaco, Verstappen hinted at his intention to approach the Las Vegas Grand Prix with a focus on performance rather than enthusiasm for the track.

Teams face an additional challenge with the lack of real-life laps for analysis on the new circuit. While simulation sessions are underway to compensate, Verstappen admitted to struggling on the F1 video game rendition of the track, adding an element of uncertainty to the upcoming race.

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The Red Bull driver emphasized the uniqueness of the Las Vegas setting, with its anticipated near-freezing temperatures during the night race adding an extra layer of complexity to the street circuit.

With teams and drivers navigating uncharted territory, surprises are expected, creating an air of anticipation as the Formula 1 world gears up for the Las Vegas Grand Prix.

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Originally posted 2023-11-14 06:31:00.