Max Verstappen has called Formula 1’s Las Vegas Grand Prix “99% show and 1% sporting event” and said drivers looked like ‘clowns’ in Wednesday night’s opening ceremony
Max Verstappen has expressed his lack of enthusiasm for Formula 1’s Las Vegas Grand Prix, calling it “99% show and 1% sporting event” and criticizing the opening ceremony as making drivers look like clowns. While the event is a significant investment and logistical challenge for F1, Verstappen stated that he does not enjoy the spectacle and has zero interest in attending associated events. He acknowledged the potential commercial value of the Vegas race but emphasized that it is not his personal preference. Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo praised the event and expressed excitement about racing on the iconic Las Vegas strip, highlighting the unique opportunity to have a race in the heart of the city.