The Australian was an early backer of a race in Las Vegas – with F1 set to race in Sin City. However, some unusual timings have led to questions about the race.
Daniel Ricciardo acknowledges that the Formula 1 schedule for the Grand Prix in Las Vegas may be influenced by the city’s requirements, but he is not concerned about it. He mentions that the on-track action takes place late at night, with qualifying scheduled for midnight. Ricciardo had initially supported the idea of a race in Las Vegas back in 2017 but expresses surprise that it is being held in the heart of the city. He describes the event as a logistical challenge and a maze, but still believes it will be a cool experience. Ricciardo also comments on the excitement of driving on the long DRS straight in Vegas. He speculates that the schedule may be influenced by the city’s hotels and stakeholders, and expresses surprise regarding the late-night qualifying session. However, he acknowledges that it will be the same for everyone and hopes for a challenging track surface that presents an equal opportunity for all drivers.