Formula 1 is back in Las Vegas for the first time in 41 years and with that, teams are bracing themselves for the Sin City and the possibility that their pilots may get into a gambling frenzy before the race.
With that in mind, it looks like Mercedes is trying to keep their drivers focused, mainly Lewis Hamilton, who is still making a run for second place in the F1 Drivers World Championship competing with Mexican pilot, Sergio ‘Checo’ Prez.
Mercedes boss bans gambling
Mercedes’ boss, Austrian Toto Wolff, told MotoSport.com that everyone in the team is banned from going to gamble in the casinos during the weekend, including pilot star Lewis Hamilton.
‘I’ve never been to Las Vegas, but we’ll do our best to make sure everyone in the team stays away from the casinos. I don’t gamble and I’ll make sure no one else gambles either!
F1 season is almost over
Dutch pilot, Max Verstappen, already claimed the F1 Drivers World Championship, with his teammate Sergio Prez looking to make 1-2 for Red Bull this season, as 7-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is right in third place trying to take second away from the Mexican pilot, who is having his best season since arriving at Formula 1.
Formula 1 organizers expect a sold-out and plan around 100,000 people for each of the three days of the Las Vegas Grand Prix, in the second to last race in the F1 2023 season.