Although many F1 drivers, including Max Verstappen, criticize the Las Vegas race and believe that F1 made a wrong move, Lewis Hamilton has a different opinion. The Briton doesn't understand why there is so much criticism at the expense of the F1 leadership.
Lewis is aware that F1 is a sport where business is important, but he also emphasizes the importance of the US market. "I hear there are a lot of people complaining about the direction that Stefano [Domenicali, F1 CEO] and Liberty has gone.
But they are doing an amazing job. The sport continues to grow. It is a business and you will still see good racing here. It is a country to tap into and really captivate the audience. We needed to have at least two races in the US, one wasn't enough, and this is one of the most iconic and unique cities that they have here.
"- Lewis Hamilton said, as quoted by crash.net Although Hamilton is aware that this race is not like Silverstone, he thinks fans should give it a chance and see the reactions. "It is a big show for sure, and it is never going to be like Silverstone, but maybe over time, the people in this community will grow to love the sport.
Maybe the track will be good, and maybe it will be bad. It was so-so on the simulator. But don't knock it until you try it”.
Lewis Hamilton wants show
The most important thing for him right now is to put on a good show.
Hamilton emphasized that everyone from Hollywood will come and watch this race. Las Vegas could bring a lot of excitement, and one must admit that F1 is doing a great marketing job.
"From a racer's perspective, you want to have the best show here.
If the track provides a race like Baku - which is one of the best races with lots of overtaking - than that would be amazing, rather than just one car disappearing into the distance. Everybody I know in Hollywood is coming and there will be a lot of business going on this weekend.
It will be a good spectacle to watch, even for those back home who have never been to Vegas. They will get to learn what it is all about."