Episode #485: 2023 F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix Review

What Verstappens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Welcome back, to Motorsport101

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What Verstappens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas. And that includes winning apparently!

Yes, it’s time for the most anticipated rounds in F1 history, its return after a 40-year hiatus to Las Vegas, and its GP down the strip! And we even brought back new Vegas visitor Ryan Erik King to come down and give us his take on the event!

And we got off to a rocky start after the weekend had to be held due to Carlos Sainz hitting 1 of 30 loose water valve covers across the track, with the track not checked properly because of the Wednesday night opening ceremony. Fans were sent home as a result of the late running of an FP2 that finished at 4am. Wild.

But the race was generally really good, with Charles Leclerc on a one-man mission to try and beat not one but two competitive Red Bulls as Max Verstappen eventually overwhelmed him for the Dutchman to take his eighteen win of 2023, but how we got there was fun! And let’s not forget the brilliant efforts of Esteban Ocon and Lance Stroll too, coming from Q1 eliminations to finish in the Top 5!

We break down all the action, the track itself, and ask whether Vegas is here to stay despite all the noise and controversy in another Motorsport101!

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