The mix of unusual temperatures, new asphalt, and condensed schedule means Las Vegas could throw up a challenge for drivers. But former F1 driver Pedro de la Rosa has a different take on the matter.
The upcoming Las Vegas Grand Prix will have a condensed weekend format and the race will take place in the evening at around 22:00 local time. Temperatures during that time can reach below ten degrees celsius, though it looks like it will be around 15 degrees celsius for the race weekend. Former Formula 1 driver Pedro de la Rosa believes the combination of the new track and condensed scheduling will be a challenge for drivers and teams. However, he also points out that the low temperatures could work in the drivers’ favor, as the cooler it is, the easier it is for the driver due to lower dehydration levels and more oxygen in the air. De La Rosa also mentions that the long straights in Las Vegas provide opportunities for drivers to take a breath and have a drink, making it an easy track for race drivers.