The F1 World Divided: Controversial Pre-Race Introductions in Las Vegas Spark Passionate Debate among Drivers

The F1 World Divided: Controversial Pre-Race Introductions in Las Vegas Spark Passionate Debate among Drivers
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Valtteri Bottas and Charles Leclerc have had their say on the incoming driver introductions set to take place prior to

The last time the drivers were seen in Miami, there was a ceremony held on the Vegas grid to introduce them to the spectators before the race began. Many drivers criticized the event in May, claiming that it disrupted their preparation for the race. However, it is expected that this weekend’s driver introduction will be more efficient and streamlined compared to the one in Miami. The ceremony on Wednesday ran smoothly and only took 30 minutes, which was deemed acceptable by the drivers. Ferrari’s Leclerc voiced concerns that certain moments should be exclusively reserved for the drivers, like the moments before getting into the cars, so they can focus on the race. Despite the controversy surrounding the entertainment value of the event, the Las Vegas GP driver introduction ceremony will include the national anthem and will start 22 minutes before the formation lap. The Grand Prix will begin at 10 PM local time on Saturday evening.

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