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Jenson’s Vegas Journal: “It will be the perfect show!”

Published on
03 Dec 2022
Est. reading time
2 Min

The 2009 World Champion reflects on the recent Las Vegas Grand Prix launch

I think a lot of people are incredibly excited about seeing Formula One in Sin City, myself included.
For starters, I can drive to it! It’s kind of my local Grand Prix, so it’s perfect. It’s going to bring something different to the calendar.
I love the old-school tracks – Spa, Monaco, Suzuka and so on – but a place like Vegas brings something very different to the sport and the race weekend.
The atmosphere will be electric. Las Vegas is such a cool place, and then to bring F1 into the equation, it will be the perfect show! We all know that there are a lot of great shows in Vegas, but this one will top the billing.
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I’m looking forward to seeing the cars hit the Las Vegas streets in anger after seeing the excitement around the launch event. To see so many people turn out to watch even though we are a year away from the actual race shows the appetite for the event there and proved a great warm up.
I spent a couple of days in Vegas, visiting the SEMA Show and there is plenty of positivity about F1 coming to town in 2023. I’m so happy that Williams had a stand at SEMA. SEMA is all about coachbuilding, it’s all about exactly what F1 stands for. It’s about teams of people building something from the ground up – it was the perfect place to display the two Williams F1 cars.
I got to spend some time on our stand and there was so much interest from people who have been fans of the sport for decades, but also from the younger crowd that have got into the sport through a certain show.
There was a really good atmosphere there - a lot of interest and a lot of excitement. It’s going to be bonkers how busy the Las Vegas Grand Prix will be, but it’s certainly going to be spectacular.
So many of the people in Vegas the week of SEMA and the launch event travelled a fair distance to watch the cars do demo runs down the strip, so if F1 got people out to watch that, the race is going to be epic! It will be such a special atmosphere.
Roll on 2023!
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