Hamilton Defends Las Vegas Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton has responded to Max Verstappen's criticism of the Las Vegas Grand Prix, calling it one of the best races of the season. Verstappen had labeled the event "a show" and criticized its entertainment value. However, Hamilton, a long-time supporter of the race, expressed his gratitude for the positive experience and noted the thrilling overtaking opportunities on the track.
Proving the Critics Wrong
Hamilton argued that the exciting race in Las Vegas proves that Formula 1 can successfully sustain three races in the United States, alongside Miami and Austin. Despite criticism and calls to bring back classic European tracks, Hamilton believes that Las Vegas provided a better race than most other circuits on the calendar.
Looking Forward to the Future
Hamilton expressed his eagerness to return to Las Vegas for next year's Grand Prix and hopes for an even better race. He thanked the city for hosting the event and acknowledged the efforts of those involved in organizing it.
Verstappen Emerges Victorious
Despite the criticism, Max Verstappen went on to win the Las Vegas Grand Prix, with Charles Leclerc finishing second and Sergio Perez in third place. However, the race did not go well for Lando Norris, who crashed out early on. Fortunately, Norris escaped with no significant injuries.
It was a chaotic start to the race with two show cars leaking oil on the track, causing Verstappen to express his frustration.