Max Verstappen makes F1 break request after Las Vegas Grand Prix confirmed for 2023 season

F1 has introduced it can race on a brand new 200mph circuit in Las Vegas from 2023.

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Max Verstappen has made an uncommon request to F1 bosses after they introduced a brand new road race in Las Vegas subsequent season. The reigning champion has demanded F1 doesn’t put Las Vegas as a part of a back-to-back race weekend.

He warned a “few drivers may not get up” for the race and instructed F1 wanted a “two-week break” both facet of the race. Nevertheless, he added racing within the iconic metropolis could be “enjoyable” in a video launched by F1 displaying the driving force’s first response to the information.

Verstappen mentioned: “I feel a couple of drivers may not get up for the race itself. Let’s not do again to again for this one, let’s give it like two weeks’ break earlier than and after.”

When requested if Verstappen will want a detox week, he added: “When you name it a detox, yeah. It’s going to be enjoyable.”

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Max Verstappen makes F1 break request after Las Vegas Grand Prix confirmed for 2023 season

Max Verstappen has requested for a break earlier than and after the Las Vegas race (Picture: F1)

Nevertheless, Verstappen’s request might nicely fall on deaf ears as a result of nature of the F1 calendar. F1 has confirmed the race will happen in November that means it is going to be one of many final occasions of the season.

Abu Dhabi has just lately signed a long-term deal to host the season finale and Austin often hosts its United States Grand Prix round October. It’s possible F1 might do these two US races as a double-header earlier than flying to South America after which the Center East.

F1 beforehand raced within the metropolis in 1981 and 1982 however bosses have pressured this race would be the first down the long-lasting Strip. The circuit will encompass 14 corners and guarantees speeds of over 200mph.

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Max Verstappen makes F1 break request after Las Vegas Grand Prix confirmed for 2023 season

Las Vegas will be part of the calendar subsequent 12 months (Picture: Getty)

The drivers all had surprised reactions to the information value McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo additionally letting slip he would keep within the sport to race on a brand new monitor.

He mentioned: “I used to be gonna retire, I can’t no extra.”

Though it’s uncertain if Ricciardo was talking in jest, it fuels rumours Ricciardo is unsettled along with his present group. F1 boss Stefano Domenicali added in Las Vegas there was “no higher place” for F1 to race.

He mentioned: “That is an unbelievable second for System One which demonstrates the large attraction and development of our sport with a 3rd race within the US. Las Vegas is a vacation spot identified around the globe for its pleasure, hospitality, thrills, and naturally, the well-known Strip.

“There isn’t any higher place for System One to race than within the world leisure capital of the world and we can not wait to be right here subsequent 12 months. I wish to thank everybody who helped ship this occasion, particularly Governor Sisolak, the Clark County Fee, Steve Hill on the LVCVA, and our native companions.”


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