Max Verstappen has asserted that he is not a fan of the Las Vegas
Strip Circuit ahead of its Formula 1 debut this weekend. The race
was originally announced over 18 months ago with F1 investing
heavily into the set-up of the event as it continues to expand its
reach in the United States. The Las Vegas Grand Prix will mark the
third US-based race this year after outings in Miami, Florida and
Austin, Texas. The track consists of the famous Las Vegas strip but
Verstappen is not excited by the layout, insisting he prefers
tracks that consist of high-speed corners. “I don’t think it’s that
exciting,” he told media including . “That’s the
only thing but already for me, street circuits are not very
exciting, especially with these new cars. “They’re just too heavy.
And especially when you have low grip, that doesn’t help. “Of
course, the scenery will look great driving through the strip, but
the layout itself is not the most exciting. “An F1 car is a lot
more fun with a lot of high-speed corners and I think around here,
there are not that many high-speed corners.” Verstappen coy over
Red Bull pace The weekend kicked off with an opening ceremony held
in which the drivers were presented to the attending fans.
Verstappen was critical of the show, stating that he felt like a
“clown” . Red Bull enters the race weekend having been defeated
just once so far this year, when Ferrari prevailed in Singapore. As
Verstappen goes in search of his 18th win of the campaign, the
Dutchman stated that it is impossible to know if conditions in Las
Vegas will suit Red Bull. “It might not [suit us] but honestly it
could also be very good,” Verstappen said. “I don’t know. At the
moment, no one really knows where you’re at. “I think it’s more
important that we just go out there, feel the conditions, build the
grip, and then just try to set up and see what happens.”

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