Vegas Drama 'proved Critics Wrong' Says Hamilton
Muhammad Irfan Published November 19, 2023 | 02:50 PM
Las Vegas, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Nov, 2023) Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton said Saturday's enthralling Las Vegas Grand Prix, won by champion Max Verstappen had been the perfect answer to critics of the new race.
Verstappen had been the most prominent of those critics of the scene in Vegas this week, arguing that the Grand Prix was over-dominated by the razmazztaz in the party city.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner agreed.
"I thought it was a great race. Exciting. You've got long straights, big braking zones and no grip, so tricky for the drivers.
"I thought it delivered a great Grand Prix and the speeds around here are insane," he said, adding that Verstappen had clearly relished the challenge.
"He loves a race like that. Even though he was on the end of a penalty. When he came back.
.. the way he fought. I think he changed his mind about Vegas," he said.
But Verstappen was careful with his words when asked to reflect on the return of F1 to the city after a 41-year absence.
"Well, I was expecting it to be a good race today, it's just like I said before about the straights, the low-speed corners... so that has never been my issue.
"But, yes, today was fun. That's the only thing I want to say about it. Today was fun and I hope everyone enjoyed it," he said.
"I wouldn't change a lot. I would change qualifying maybe, move it from midnight to 10pm, the same time the race started. Other than that I think it was a perfect event. There's nothing else to say," he said.