Hamilton dismisses Vegas F1 criticism after "better race than most"
The return of F1 to Las Vegas raised concerns among traditional fans, with track issues in practice fueling the impression of commercial interests prioritized over the sport. However, the race itself proved to be thrilling and won by Max Verstappen after a fierce battle with Charles Leclerc. While Verstappen expressed discomfort with the focus on off-track entertainment, Lewis Hamilton defended the event and believed it vindicated his support. Hamilton praised the race as one of the best, comparing it to the Baku Grand Prix. He admitted not paying attention to the entertainment aspect and commended the organizers, hoping for an even better race next year. Unfortunately, Hamilton’s race was hampered by a collision with Oscar Piastri, but he was grateful to secure some points and believed a podium finish was possible without the incident.