Sergio Perez lauded the announcement of F1 racing in Las Vegas, however has emphasised the necessity for the game to respect its historical past and for any new circuits so as to add “character” to the calendar.
The third race in the US will start from subsequent season in ‘Sin Metropolis’, below the lights on a Saturday evening with part of the road format going down on the world well-known Las Vegas Strip.
The Purple Bull driver is worked up to race in one of many world’s iconic vacationer locations, however was eager so as to add that Method 1 wants to remain true to its roots and preserve the presence of its most historic tracks – and worries among the new circuits arriving within the sport lack the “character” of conventional venues.
“I feel, to start with, it’s nice that Method 1 is rising a lot in one other continent,” stated Perez of Method 1’s American presence, quoted by Motorsport Week.
“It’s an amazing alternative for Method 1, for the game. I feel we’ll all profit from it.
“So it’s unbelievable. However on the similar time it will be good to maintain the historical past inside the sport, and we want these historic tracks to at all times be with us.
“And we’ve got to ensure after we go to new venues, to essentially have some character on the tracks.
“I felt like among the new tracks form of lack a little bit of character. In order that shall be essential.”
However with Vegas’ well-known nightlife and its enchantment as a vacation spot, Perez thinks it’s going to supply a “nice mixture” for the game – including that there are some extra dwelling comforts for him that include Method 1 rising Stateside.
“Method 1 is turning into a bit extra American, so undoubtedly a bit nearer to Mexico,” Perez stated.
“I’d find yourself residing lastly at dwelling. In order that’s nice. It’s nice to see how the game is rising a lot within the States, in all of America.
“I feel Vegas shall be a unbelievable alternative for the game and for the followers to see the vehicles, to see F1. I simply assume it’s an amazing mixture. F1 with Vegas, it’s unbelievable.”
The primary American race of the present season would be the inaugural Miami Grand Prix in Might, earlier than heading again to Austin for its annual go to to the Circuit of The Americas later within the yr.