Fastest Man in History Usain Bolt Helps Alfa Romeo Pit Crew at Las Vegas Grand Prix

Fastest Man in History Usain Bolt Helps Alfa Romeo Pit Crew at Las Vegas Grand Prix

Byron Pillay
November 19, 2023 at 3:39 PM
  • Usain Bolt was one of the many celebrities who attended the Las Vegas Grand Prix
  • Bolt visited the Alfa Romeo team and even participated in a pit stop with the crew
  • Max Verstappen won the race ahead of Charles LeClerc and teammate Sergio Perez

Usain Bolt has a need for speed.

The fastest man in the world found the perfect place to be to satisfy that need as he attended the Las Vegas Grand Prix over the weekend.

Usain Bolt at the Las Vegas Grand Prix
Usain Bolt was not only a guest at Alfa Romeo, he got to be part of the pit crew as well at the Las Vegas Grand Prix. Image: Bob Kupbens.
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As noted by The Los Angeles Times, F1 returned to Vegas after a 40-year gap for what was one of the fastest races of the year. Max Verstappen stormed to victory for Red Bull, followed by Ferrar’s Charles LeClerc and Sergio Perez.

Numerous celebrities were in attendance for the race, but it was Bolt who really made the most of his time at the event.

The world record holder was a special guest of the Alfa Romeo team but didn’t just limit his visit to the back of their garage.

Bolt forms part of pit crew

Bolt also got in on the action, as he participated in a pitstop with the team.

The Jamaican got to be part of the pit crew as they showed him how speedy they could be. Bolt was also responsible for removing the front left tyre on the car.

While he still needs a lot of work in that regard, the world-class athlete looked thoroughly pleased with his performance, as did everyone else at Alfa Romeo.

Usain Bolt throws his support behind Hamilton

Usain Bolt has expressed confidence that Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will rediscover his winning form next season.

Bolt, who was in Nevada for the race, backed Hamilton to get right back to it next season despite Max Vertsappen's dominance.

As noted by Sports Brief, Bolt explained that he was a Hamilton fan, and was confident that he would turn things around.

Las Vegas Grand Prix preview

In a previous report, Sports Brief touched on key details and previews ahead of the Las Vegas F1 Grand Prix in Nevada, United States of America.

Despite Red Bull and Verstappen having secured a third successive crown this year, much's still at stake for the rest of the field.

Fellow RB driver Sergio Perez is facing an ultimatum to save his 2024 seat, while Lewis Hamilton will look at his first win since Jeddah 2021.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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