Lewis Hamilton speaks forward of Las Vegas Grand Prix
F1 heads to the US once more for the highly-anticipated Las Vegas Grand Prix on the world-famous strip and the penultimate race of the 2023 season.
Max Verstappen gained his seventeenth grand prix of a sensational season final outing in Brazil, with Lando Norris claiming second place as soon as once more and Fernando Alonso clinching third spot forward of Sergio Perez after an incredible late battle in Interlagos.
Mercedes endured a torrid weekend to overlook in Sao Paulo, whereas Charles Leclerc was pressured to retire earlier than the race even started resulting from a mechanical difficulty together with his Ferrari automotive.
F1 now returns to Vegas for the primary time in 41 years for a 50-lap race across the picturesque 3.8-mile, 17-turn circuit. The race has a 10-year contract and can happen underneath the lights on Saturday night time in Sin City.
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Session is not going to resume!
Race management have simply introduced that the session is not going to resume resulting from monitor repairs!
What a nightmare begin to F1’s latest race!
Kieran Jackson17 November 2023 04:57
Sainz off form!
Early job for the Vegas marshals to wheel away the Ferrari automotive.
Replays present that Sainz’s flooring could also be broken after going over a bump on the primary straight – perhaps a drain?
There was a yellow flag in Sainz’s sector, too, earlier than he hit the bump.
Still, no signal of a resumption right here with 40 minutes left…
Kieran Jackson17 November 2023 04:45
Not certain what the problem is – however Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari has stopped along side the monitor!
The pink flag is thrown! After solely eight minutes!
And the Spaniard is leaving his automotive…
Kieran Jackson17 November 2023 04:40
George Russell complains about lack of grip early on
The first driver involved about tyre temperature has been on the radio, and it’s George Russell!
Russell: “Grip is very low currently!”
I’ve to say, the automobiles do look spectacular zooming across the circuit! Has a appear and feel of Singapore to it!
All the automobiles simply feeling their manner across the monitor to this point…
Kieran Jackson17 November 2023 04:35
Lance Stroll, Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu are the primary automobiles out on monitor!
After a countdown on the Sphere, we’re away with the primary 60-minute session!
Kieran Jackson17 November 2023 04:31
Five minutes from getting underway in Las Vegas!
Anticipation may be very excessive in Vegas forward of the automobiles going out on monitor for the primary time.
Temperatures are delicate as we close to 8:30pm native time – round 15C.
How will the drivers handle this primary one-hour session across the 17-turn circuit?
Kieran Jackson17 November 2023 04:24
How Formula 1 cracked America
Long learn by Kieran Jackson
The setting is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: house to the world-famous Indy 500 race. Ahead of the 2005 United States Grand Prix, at a circuit modified for Formula 1, ITV pundit and former F1 driver Martin Brundle is interviewing the game’s long-term supremo and commander-in-chief Bernie Ecclestone on the grid. And chances are you’ll nicely say, nothing uncommon about that.
What is extra uncommon is Brundle’s direct, bordering on combative, line of questioning. A huddle of digicam crew and journalists huddle round, anticipating solutions. Because F1’s solely race within the land of the free is about to turn into a farce. Out of 20 automobiles, solely six take to the beginning line. For the game and its tempestuous 55-year relationship with the US, it’s the final second of absurdity. “The future of Formula 1 in America?” asks Brundle. “Not good,” Ecclestone replies.
It is a far cry from the place the game is stateside now. Formula 1 is pushing boundaries and breaking the glass ceiling in a way which might be unambiguously imposing if it wasn’t within the United States. There are actually three races, with this week’s grand prix on the Las Vegas strip following on from a extremely profitable rebirth of the US Grand Prix in Austin and a avenue monitor in Miami.
After 75 races at 11 completely different American venues, F1 has lastly cracked the American code.
How Formula 1 cracked America
Ahead of the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, Kieran Jackson appears on the components at play – together with a change of possession, three races a yr and Netflix – which clarify how and why F1 lastly discovered its toes stateside
Kieran Jackson17 November 2023 04:18
‘I would not be shocked if King Charles showed up’: Las Vegas opens its doorways to Formula One
Las Vegas opens its doorways to Formula One this week forward of the inaugural race on town strip – and anticipation is at fever pitch.
After greater than three years of planning and $500m spent on a state-of-the-art pit constructing, F1 is on the cusp of its final second within the American highlight within the leisure capital of the world.
While the penultimate race of the 2023 season gained’t have an effect on the high of the world championship standings, with Max Verstappen having already claimed the title final month in Qatar, the third US race of the yr can be distinctive within the reality it takes place on Saturday night time at 10pm native time (6am GMT, Sunday morning).
Kieran Jackson17 November 2023 03:51
Lewis Hamilton dismisses ‘jet lag’ worries as Las Vegas GP week kicks off
Lewis Hamilton was the notable exception on an evening when quite a few F1 drivers voiced their issues about jet lag and the demanding finish of season schedule.
This weekend’s inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix within the coronary heart of Sin City takes place every week previous to the ultimate race of the season in Abu Dhabi, 8,000 miles away.
F1 has a report 24-race calendar subsequent season however even with this yr totalling 22, Max Verstappen was amongst a lot of drivers important of the top of the season journey internationally.
Kieran Jackson17 November 2023 03:38
Constructors’ Championship forward of Las Vegas GP:
1) Red Bull – 782 factors (champions)
5) Aston Martin – 261 factors
8) AlphaTauri – 21 factors
9) Alfa Romeo – 16 factors
Kieran Jackson17 November 2023 03:29