entertainment

Walking the strip at 350 km/h: F1 returns to Las Vegas after 40 years

Formula 1 discovers America. On the contrary, it rediscovers them. Next year, the Stars and Stripes will become three major races. Along with the successful Austin Race on the Circuit of the Americas, and the Miami Grand Prix that kicks off the season on May 8, the GP race at the Las Vegas lights will also be scheduled for 2023. It’s not just any race. The world capital of entertainment and “games”, Nevada’s nightlife is an essential test of the circus’ success. When a demonstration lands in the desert near the Pacific Ocean, it means the wind is blowing. Never before has Speed ​​League had such a large audience to establish itself even in a “new world” that has interpreted motorsport in its own way. A planet where the competitive spirit is always subordinate to the show and the idols are those who fly in ovals at a rate of over 300, with individual seats or regular cars doing the same.

However, the current F1 appears to have had successes, Capable of luring even cowboys into duels between heroes who have ambitions to rise to the role of warriors. In addition, the caravan has become a “social” sport where its champions are real stars with millions of followers. Last but not least is the fact that the “promoter”, Liberty Media, is an American company, splendidly led by Stefano Domenicali, the Italian manager who has been living in Formula One since last year. The best guarantee to mix both worlds: Supplying precision engineering and technology. The route will also be centered around adrenaline, an asphalt strip that winds around the Strip, Las Vegas Boulevard that is the beating heart of the circuit and the city itself. Planetary square kilometers where most of the money is traded. monetary.

See also  Here comes the new Nissan Qashqai

The length of the track will be more than 6 km, taking second place after the spa, And in this particular classification, he would have expelled Jeddah if, beginning next year, the Saudi public had not migrated to another factory, more permanent and less improvised. The city path will have three main straits where the movable pavilion can be used and 14 corners. The single, ground-impact seats that burn fast on the straight line should approach 350 km/h. The big group will be called on Saturday 25 November to ride, obviously artificial lights (in Europe it will be the next morning), 50 laps. The watch goes back 40 years. The field had already pitched its tents here in the early 1980s, but those were other times. The experiment lasts for two years only.

Racing cars at that time paraded in the parking lot Caesar’s Palace, the hotel that hosted major boxing matches. At 81, Australian Alan Jones and Nelson Piquet won the championship. At 82 the role of Michelle Alburetto came with Terrell Kane “The Lumberjack”. The United States Grand Prix has been held, with some short interruptions, since the end of the 1950s and has often been roving. Sebring, Riverside, Watkins Glen, with bets in Dallas, Phoenix, Detroit (Motor City) and sometimes there was a second race in Long Beach. At the beginning of the new millennium, for eight years, racing took place at the Temple of Speed ​​in Indianapolis where, in 1911, the world’s first track race was held.

See also  All the rules for Italians for a holiday abroad

Maggie Benson

"Bacon trailblazer. Certified coffee maven. Zombie lover. Tv specialist. Freelance communicator."

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button
Close
Close