Lewis Hamilton does not agree with the criticism of Max Verstappen, among others, on the path taken by Formula 1. The seven-time world champion says he is very satisfied with the changes that Liberty Media has implemented together with F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali. The Mercedes driver welcomes the event in Las Vegas.
Verstappen has often stated that he is not a fan of the show surrounding the Grand Prix weekend in Las Vegas and on Wednesday evening the Dutchman reiterated his position once again during the media day. ‘I don’t like all the fuss about it. I’m looking forward to doing the best I can, but I’m not looking forward to things like this. It is 99 percent show, and only one percent a sporting event,” was the criticism of the Red Bull Racing driver.
Hamilton, however, has a different view of the event. “I understand that many people complain about the path that Stefano (Domenicali, ed.) and Liberty have taken,” the Brit is quoted by The Evening Standard. ‘But they did a great job. The sport continues to grow. It’s a business and you’ll still see good racing here. It is an area to discover and an opportunity to really captivate the audience.
“We needed at least two races in the United States, one wasn’t enough, and this is one of the most unique cities we have here,” Hamilton continued. “Of course it’s a big show and it will never be like Silverstone, but maybe in the long run people here will come to love the sport,” Hamilton hopes.
Hamilton is looking forward to the event, but the Mercedes driver must honestly admit that he has not yet been impressed by the new circuit after an initial introduction to the simulator. However, the Brit will wait with a definitive conclusion until he has been able to explore the track in real life. “Don’t finish the track before you’ve tried it,” says the seven-time world champion.
In any case, the 38-year-old Briton hopes that the circuit can offer a similar race in terms of overtaking actions as in Baku. ‘That would be great and is better than one car disappearing over the horizon. It will be quite a spectacle to watch, even for those at home who have never been to Vegas. They will see what all the fuss is about,” concluded Hamilton.
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