F1 coming to Las Vegas
Popular racing series Formula 1 (F1) just won the award for best promotion of the year with its latest stunt in Las Vegas.
drove through the casino floor
A Red Bull-sponsored F1 car drove through the casino floor at the Wynn resort Thursday evening. If that isn’t a perfect representation of the extravagance of Desert Oasis, nothing is.
F1 is still a year away from its first-ever race in Las Vegas, but Thursday’s stunt drummed up plenty of attention. Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell are also in town this weekend for the launch party for the upcoming Las Vegas Grand Prix, adding to the growing excitement.
Red Bull does it again
Red Bull is known for its daring stunts across the world of sports.
In 2006, Travis Pastrana landed the first double-backflip in Moto X history wearing Red Bull-sponsored gear. In 2016, Felix Baumgartner went skydiving from above the sky — literally in the stratosphere — as part of a Red Bull campaign.
Debuting the Red Bull F1 car inside a casino was unprecedented, to say the least. If nothing else, it gave local gamblers a memory they will never forget.
The plan is for next season’s F1 schedule to hold 24 races all across the globe, including qualifiers and the actual events. If the governing body can manage to get all of their dates sorted out, next season will be the most action-packed in the sport’s history.
3.8-mile loop in the heart of downtown
The Las Vegas circuit will be right at the end of the campaign, giving drivers the opportunity to win a world title in the most extravagant of locations. The course will feature a 3.8-mile loop in the heart of downtown, showcasing monuments, hotels, and casinos.
Drivers prepare for Sin City
Next year’s Las Vegas series is one of three races that will take place in the United States, along with Miami, Florida and Austin, Texas.
Tickets are already on sale for the Las Vegas event. The cheapest buy-in is $500, while the most expensive ones are $10,000. Maybe one of the Red Bull cars can win enough money to cover the cost the next time it drives through a casino.
current top dog in F1 is Max Verstappen, who drives for Red Bull
The current top dog in F1 is Max Verstappen, who drives for Red Bull. The Dutch-born driver has a whopping 416 points, while fellow Red Bull driver Sergio Perez is second with 280.
Red Bull also leads the Constructors standings with 696, ahead of Ferrari (487) and Mercedes (447). Red Bull has 16 wins out of a possible 20; Ferrari has the other four.
The F1 Las Vegas event will take place November 16-18, 2023. Fans figure to flock to the area as the local community continues to approach pre-pandemic levels of tourism.