Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton Makes Interesting Admission Ahead of Las Vegas Grand Prix

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton Makes Interesting Admission Ahead of Las Vegas Grand Prix

Ero Samson
November 15, 2023 at 6:41 PM
  • Formula 1 heads back to the United States for the Las Vegas Grand Prix
  • The weekend race is set to be relatively strange for a host of drivers
  • Lewis Hamilton has made a wild prediction ahead of the Grand Prix

Formula 1 heads to the United States for the third time this year for the Las Vegas Grand Prix.

This event, taking centre stage in America's entertainment capital, is poised to create history as the sport's first-ever all-night race. Additionally, it is anticipated to be the coldest race in Formula 1's history, with temperatures expected to drop as low as five degrees, accompanied by anticipated rain during the free practice session.

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton during the F1 Grand Prix of Brazil. Image: Richard Callis.
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The weekend's unpredictable weather and climatic variations have prompted seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton to make an intriguing prediction about the upcoming race.

Hamilton's Vegas Grand Prix prediction

The race set to be held at the Vegas Strip as against the Games Car Park circuit, which hosted it 39 years ago, has left many drivers with scepticism about the race.

Despite scepticism among many drivers, Hamilton approaches the event with an "open mind."

In an interview with Sky Sports F1 leading up to the Grand Prix, the Mercedes-Benz driver shared his thoughts on the weekend's expectations. With a smile, he remarked,

"I don't understand how we're going to move around that place.
I don't know how I'm going to get from the track to the hotel. It's going to be such a compact spot, so many people, but I think it's going to be a wild experience.
It's going to be mad. It's going to be interesting to see how you can stay focused."

Despite his high expectations for the Vegas race, Hamilton is also focused on the task of surpassing Red Bull's Sergio Perez in the drivers' standings.

Currently trailing Perez by 32 points, as reported by GPblog, Hamilton faces the dual challenge of navigating the unique race environment and closing the gap in the championship standings.

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Las Vegas Grand Prix preview

In a previous report, Sports Brief touched on key details and previews ahead of the Las Vegas Grand Prix.

Despite Red Bull and Verstappen already having secured a third successive crown this year, there's still much at stake for the rest of the field, including Sergio Perez, who is facing an ultimatum to save his 2024 seat, as reported by Brazilian outlet Geglobo.

Lewis Hamilton will also fancy an outsider's chance to secure his first race victory since Jeddah 2021.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).
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