The Las Vegas Grand Prix is gearing up to be an electrifying race, but don’t expect it to be a repeat of Singapore for Red Bull Racing. Despite their season-long dominance, the team is approaching the new street circuit with caution, aware that past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Catch up quick:
– Red Bull Racing has won 19 out of 20 races this season.
– Their only loss was at the Singapore GP, where Ferrari outperformed them.
– The Las Vegas track is more similar to Monza than Singapore, suggesting Red Bull might maintain their strong form.
– Lando Norris of McLaren and Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin are not betting on a Red Bull stumble in Vegas.
The upcoming Las Vegas Grand Prix is the talk of the racing world, and all eyes are on Red Bull Racing. With an impressive track record this season, the team has only been bested once, at the twisty streets of Singapore. However, Lando Norris, a rising star at McLaren, thinks Las Vegas won’t be a repeat of that unexpected defeat for the Red Bull team.
The Las Vegas circuit, with its low downforce demands, seems to be more in line with the high-speed Italian track at Monza—a place where Red Bull’s Max Verstappen showed incredible speed. Norris, while acknowledging the unpredictability of racing, feels that Red Bull’s strength will likely continue in the neon glow of Sin City.
But it’s not just about Red Bull. Norris also touched on his own team, McLaren, tempering expectations but noting that variables like weather could shake things up. Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso from Aston Martin isn’t placing his bets on a victory either, citing the track’s layout as less than ideal for their current car setup.
Sergio Perez, Verstappen’s teammate at Red Bull, is holding off on any predictions. He points out that the unique conditions in Las Vegas, particularly the temperature and its effect on tire performance, are big unknowns that could impact the race. While Perez acknowledges the team’s recent struggles, he remains optimistic about their ability to recapture their early-season form.
Comparisons have been drawn between the Las Vegas circuit and Baku, where Perez has tasted victory. Yet, the Mexican driver is quick to dismiss the idea that past success at one street circuit translates to another, emphasizing the ever-evolving nature of Formula 1.
As the lights get ready to go out in Las Vegas, the only sure bet is that the race will be a spectacle. With teams and drivers preparing to face the unknowns of a new track, the Las Vegas Grand Prix is set to add another thrilling chapter to the F1 season. Keep your eyes peeled, because anything can happen when the desert heat meets the high stakes of Formula 1 racing.