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Garrix gathered drivers on the grid again in Las Vegas
DJ Martin Garrix is now a regular face in the Formula 1 paddock after having already been a guest at several races this season, and so he was also in Las Vegas. The DJ was partying with friend Max Verstappen afterwards, but had chatted with Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris beforehand. A number of other celebrities also posted Garrix’s photo dump on Instagram.
Vowles on Instagram for the first time: ‘Instagram, it’s James’
Williams team boss James Vowles did not have an Instagram account until Monday, November 20, but he couldn’t be missing from the platform. He posted his first message on Instagram with an appropriate text: ‘Instagram, it’s James.’ Valtteri Bottas immediately got flashbacks, and responded with a wink: ‘James, it’s Valtteri. Welcome to Instagram!’
Hamilton once again reminds Pérez of P2 curse
In Brazil, Sergio Pérez lost second place to Fernando Alonso just before the finish, and in Las Vegas the Mexican still seemed to be plagued by the same curse. Pérez lost second place just before the finish line to the strong-looking Charles Leclerc, and that was reason enough for Lewis Hamilton to remind him of the similar situation two weeks earlier. The Briton playfully shook Pérez shortly after the race, but fortunately the Mexican can also laugh about it.
Verstappen’s name now also a perfect play call in American Football
Max Verstappen has managed to impress in the United States. The Red Bull Racing driver completed his hat trick in America last weekend by winning the Grand Prix of Las Vegas. That did not go unnoticed by the Denver Broncos, an American Football team. The players used Verstappen’s name as a so-called play call, a specific call that the attacking team uses to indicate the tactics during the attack.