Fans Should Be Reimbursed!!
These muppets couldn’t organize a piss-up in a brewery…
F1 news relating to the Las Vegas GP hasn’t been positive, to say the least. Unless you’re looking directly at articles stemming from the businesses involved, the media has highlighted consecutive failure after failure, and a cataphoric letdown this Saturday would be the icing on the cake.
It started with the event preparations, as a highly questionable circuit saw Las Vegas residents undergo months of roadworks, closures, and ongoing disruption complaints.
Fans of the sport were also met with ridiculous ticket prices, hotel price hikes, and the plan for taxi drivers to charge exorbitant fees. Couple this with expected cold temperatures and the potential for rain; it’s safe to say the Las Vegas Grand Prix organizers are embarrassing themselves, and the hype around this event has taken a beating.
— georgia (@F1JuniorDragon) November 17, 2023
And now, less than 48 hours from the F1 “spectacle,” the big f*cking mess continued as the practice session was canceled after Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz collided with a loose manhole cover.
🚨#BREAKING: Las Vegas Grand Prix First Practice Run Cancelled after a $15 Million Formula 1 Car hits a Loose Manhole Cover, Resulting in Significant Damage
⁰📌#LasVegas | #Nevada ⁰⁰The highly anticipated Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, set in the heart of the city in Nevada,… pic.twitter.com/eVELw4Lids
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) November 17, 2023
Damaging a $15 million Ferrari vehicle wasn’t the Spaniards’ only worry because F1 handed him a 10-place grid penalty.
So, instead of taking responsibility for the manhole incident, this bunch of muppets have pointed fingers at Sainz and claimed it was due to “exceeding power unit components.”
Carlos Sainz says he is “in disbelief” at the 10-place grid penalty he was given for the Las Vegas Grand Prix as a result of exceeding power unit components which was a situation caused by his car hitting a drain cover in FP1.
“You can clearly see this weekend we are relatively… pic.twitter.com/bkYZekpQwx
— Fastest Pitstop (@FastestPitStop) November 17, 2023
The F1 Las Vegas circus doesn’t stop there, either.
During the second practice session, fans were told they had to leave. With delays from the initial practice, the second one was rescheduled to 2:30 am. Because security personnel were finishing their shift, supporters who’d paid eye-watering prices were told to f*ck off… Charming.
Liaison with the security leader and offer double pay? Of course not; that would require brain cells, something the organizers have been lacking since day one.
These muppets couldn’t organize a piss-up in a brewery.
2:30AM update from Vegas…
— GianMarco Pascarella (@GIANMARCalciO) November 17, 2023
If what we’ve seen thus far is a sign of what’s to come, Nyck De Vries will take first place, as Verstappen, Hamilton, Perez, Sainz, Leclerc, and the other top drivers receive a DNF.
But fear not, the sphere is so cool that everybody will forget this f*cking mess, right?
Throughout the entire Las Vegas Grand Prix, the Sphere will be used to show driver introductions, live pole positions and fans around the track 🚥pic.twitter.com/szyImwd0EL
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) November 16, 2023