Page 2 of 8 FirstFirst 12345678 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 79
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    South of England.
    Posts
    12,029

    Default Plans for race teams and spectators.

    News on the development of a 300,000sq ft paddock for the Formula 1 teams pit area with spectator floors above. The land has been acquired but with only a year to go before this huge event returns to LV, I suggest they get a move on !Article here

    The Venetian is a presenting partner to the Grand prix and the racetrack goes right past it. They are talking about a $1B restoration project to be completed before the GP and will offer suites and experiences connected to the race.

    Dave

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    South of England.
    Posts
    12,029

    Default Teams in town!

    Red Bull and Mercedes (between them they have dominated the sport in recent years) made a guest appearance in Vegas earlier this month. 20 cars racing around this street circuit reaching close to 200mph is going to be insane ! And extremely loud!!



    With up to 850bhp these lightweight beasts can hit 100mph in around 4 seconds !

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
    Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Posts
    11,052

    Default I had no idea that this happened.

    That is so weird, I was in town on November 5th, but I had no idea that this happened.

    Thanks for the video post.

    Mark

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    South of England.
    Posts
    12,029

    Default Coming to Vegas !

    The F1 season kicks off in 2 weeks time and the teams are unveiling their new cars for the 2023 season. Front runners are expected to be Red Bull racing, Ferrari and Mercedes. They are looking pretty impressive !







    Dave

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
    Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Posts
    11,052

    Default Really, really purty cars.

    Really, really purty cars.

    You going to come to Las Vegas for the race??

    Mark

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    South of England.
    Posts
    12,029

    Default Oh how I wish !

    You going to come to Las Vegas for the race??
    I would love to ! Most unlikely this year I'm sad to say but never say "Never".

    (Lezli might take some convincing though) Haha

    Dave

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
    Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Posts
    11,052

    Default I drove most of the race route today:

    Dave,

    In honor of you, Megan and I drove most of the race route today:


    The only parts that we couldn't really drive were the short section through pit row and the loop around the Sphere.


    Courtesy of F1 Racing -- Las Vegas

    It's pretty darn amazing the work they done on this route thus far.

    We should have shot some photos.. I will do that sometime later in the week and post here.

    And here is some information about the tickets for viewing the event!

    Mark

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    South of England.
    Posts
    12,029

    Default Not quite race pace I hope!

    Very cool Mark! I have been keeping an eye on the development progress as race day edges closer. F1 has a new world champ with Max Verstappen having already sewn up the title but there has been some good competitive racing going on behind him. Can you imagine touching close to 200mph down the Strip?

    I can't believe some of the prices being charged for the event!
    Dave

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
    Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Posts
    11,052

    Default it was only for practice sessions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Southwest Dave View Post
    I can't believe some of the prices being charged for the event!
    Dave
    Yeah, too rich for me. There were some $200 per ticket prices "reserved" for locals, but it turns out it was only for practice sessions. That hasn't made a lot of locals very happy.

    I don't know when we can go get those photos -- but will try and get it done in the next week or so.

    Mark

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    South of England.
    Posts
    12,029

    Default Fancy the paddock ? YIKES!

    There were some $200 per ticket prices "reserved" for locals, but it turns out it was only for practice sessions.
    Yeah, I'm seeing cheapest tickets for the 3 day pass at $1248 standing room only and close to $30,000 for a VIP paddock pass !!

    Dave

Similar Threads

  1. Coming from Australia
    By Pazza in forum Planning Summer RoadTrips
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-20-2016, 03:39 PM
  2. Features Coming to a Map Soon!
    By Mark Sedenquist in forum What it is.... How it Works
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-14-2010, 07:01 PM
  3. up-coming trip what would you do?
    By max44 in forum Planning Summer RoadTrips
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-28-2007, 02:42 PM
  4. we are coming
    By wiggy in forum Planning Summer RoadTrips
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-09-2005, 08:14 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •