Despite all the thrill and overtaking, Fernando Alonso believes that the Las Vegas GP circuit is just not appropriate to run fashionable F1 vehicles at excessive pace. The Aston Martin driver talked about this because the a lot sought-after race in Nevada concluded on Saturday.
Speaking about this to Motorsport Total, Alonso stated as per Junaid Samodien, “I do know the present might look good from the skin. But these vehicles aren’t made to undergo corners at 80 km/h. These vehicles are constructed for Suzuka, Barcelona, and Silverstone.”
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The Las Vegas GP circuit is a avenue circuit. Therefore, it permits very restricted overtaking all through the whole monitor. The solely place the drivers may overtake one another was the 2 lengthy DRS zones. Even they had been drastically totally different from these at the standard F1 tracks.
The tracks as talked about by Fernando Alonso similar to Silverstone, Barcelona, or Suzuka permit the drivers to transfer freely with none danger of slamming in opposition to the wall. Vegas’ avenue circuit, due to its totally different traits additionally altered the grid by fairly a margin due to the presence of high-speed straight. Nevertheless, this wasn’t the one criticism the third US race of this 12 months confronted.
How did Max Verstappen slam the Las Vegas GP from the get-go?
The Las Vegas GP started with an enormous pomp and present because it promised an enormous occasion to the followers. This is why they’d a gap ceremony, a novel cooldown room in a Rolls Royce, and a shocking podium celebration.
However, they weren’t sufficient to hold Max Verstappen pleased because the Dutchman had fixed points with the race. As Verstappen and different drivers had to undergo their introductory course of, the three-time world champion stated he felt like a clown.
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Following this, Verstappen added that the Las Vegas GP is 1% sport and 99% present. He even shared his disapproval after Formula One Management determined to provide a $200 voucher to the followers who weren’t allowed to attend the FP2 late in the evening.
Nevertheless, Lewis Hamilton’s opinion was in stark distinction with that of Verstappen. After the conclusion of the race, the seven-time world champion stated that the Las Vegas GP race gave a befitting reply to those that earlier talked about it being solely a present.
All in all, the inaugural Las Vegas GP gave the followers the most effective races of this season. From numerous overtakes to lead adjustments, from three potential winners to a number of groups in factors haul, it had the whole lot to make it a blockbuster.