F1 drivers want Las Vegas track surface to match “gold standard” Jeddah
The new surface in Las Vegas is proving to be a challenge for Formula 1 drivers. Due to the lack of support events laying rubber down, the surface is slippery and dirty at the start of F1 action. Daniel Ricciardo suggested that the circuit should have been treated to create a grippier surface, similar to the one in Saudi Arabia. George Russell praised the Jeddah track’s surface, which allows for multiple racing lines and better grip. Fernando Alonso also expressed disappointment with the Vegas surface and called for the use of well-known asphalt types from other circuits. Pirelli F1 boss Mario Isola acknowledged the drivers’ concerns, but explained that the treatment used in Jeddah is not practical for Las Vegas due to the open sections of the track.