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If you want to party go to Ibiza not Vegas for Formula One, says Max Verstappen

Verstappen has expressed his disdain for the showbiz promotion around the event, reminding everyone he is first and foremost a racing driver

Reuters Las Vegas Published 19.11.23, 09:23 AM
Max Verstappen after qualifying at the Las Vegas Strip Circuit in Las Vegas on Friday.

Max Verstappen after qualifying at the Las Vegas Strip Circuit in Las Vegas on Friday. Twitter

If you want to party go to Ibiza, suggested Red Bull’s triple Formula One world champion Max Verstappen as the disillusioned Dutch lamented the lack of passionate, knowledgeable motor racing fans in Las Vegas this weekend.

F1 is a serious sport and not just another act on the Strip, F1’s biggest star said after putting his Red Bull second on the starting grid alongside Ferrari polesitter Charles LeClerc for Saturday night’s race (11.30am IST on Sunday).

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“Of course I understand the fans. They need something to do as well around a track,” said Verstappen. “But I think it is more important you actually make them understand what we do as sport. Most of them just come to have a party, drink, see a DJ play or watch a performance act. I can do that all over the world, go to Ibiza...”

Since arriving in Sin City for the much-hyped race, Verstappen has expressed his disdain for the showbiz promotion around the event, reminding everyone he is first and foremost a racing driver.

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