The World Champion’s views on the Las Vegas Grand Prix are well-known and feels that the pre-race opening ceremony was not worth it, while it is is not a sporting event.
Max Verstappen expressed his opinion that the Las Vegas Grand Prix is primarily a show rather than a sporting event, with 99% of the focus being on entertainment. He criticized the pre-race ceremony, saying it made him feel like a clown. Verstappen believes that F1 is in Las Vegas for the spectacle, not for the sport itself. He expressed his lack of interest in the extraneous elements surrounding the race and stated that his main focus is on performance. Verstappen admitted that he is not a fan of the track in Las Vegas and prefers to concentrate on the racing aspect rather than the showmanship. He asserted that he is not going to pretend to like something that he genuinely does not enjoy.