F1 news: Red Bull learn fate after FIA investigation as Hamilton warned about Las Vegas GP
Red Bull, meanwhile, are heading for their first-ever one-two finish in the Drivers’ Championship after Sergio Perez stretched out his lead over Hamilton with a P4 finish in Brazil.
All attention has turned to the bright lights of Las Vegas ahead of next weekend’s return to Sin City. With unmatched grandeur and freezing cold track temperatures expected, this looks set to be a memorable occasion both on and off the track.
Much of the onus is on Mercedes heading into the weekend off the back of a miserable trip to Interlagos. The Silver Arrows now sit just 20 points clear of Ferrari in the Constructors’ Championship standings.
AlphaTauri star Daniel Ricciardo has been told not to “hit a stripper” by Jimmy Kimmel as Formula 1 arrives in Las Vegas ahead of a first race around Sin City in over 40 years.
Each of the 20 members on the grid will harbor hopes of becoming the first Las Vegas Grand Prix winner in decades, even if the likes of Ricciardo are a long shot to cross the line first.
During an appearance on the late-night show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’, Ricciardo spoke with Las Vegas native Kimmel about the impact of F1 on the city.
“You gotta be careful though because you know, there are people with like Margaritas and uh, Daquiries that are like four and a half feet tall,” Kimmel joked.
“You could easily run somebody over like, just don’t discount that factor, all right? If you see a red light, stop is what I’m saying!”
Sergio Perez is confident that a poor weekend in Qatar acted as a turning point in his disappointing season with Red Bull.
The Mexican subsequently took fourth in Austin, crashed out while fighting for the lead of his home Grand Prix last month, before another P4 in Brazil on Sunday.
“I think it is just a matter of time before it will come, [Brazil] was a good weekend for the championship, because we are getting closer to second spot,” said Perez.
“So now let’s look forward to Vegas, and it is just a matter of time before we are able to show what we have got.
“After Qatar, when I went back to the team, we understood a lot of things that we were doing wrong.