Las Vegas GP, F1’s gamble, is a complete success and for Red Bull

The Final Whistles

After a rough start, Las Vegas GP was a complete success and Sergio Perez secured second place in the drivers championship.

Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, and Sergio Perez after Las Vegas GP

Las Vegas GP has been in the eye of the hurricane before it even started. The prices dropped drastically due to several reasons and the expectations were very low. Sergio Perez came looking to secure his second place in the driver’s championship, Max Verstappen looking to extend his winning record, and Mercedes to extend their lead in second place.

Leclerc took the pole position while Verstappen sat in third place. Checo wasn’t able to pass to Q3. Both Williams got to Q3 for the first time in the season and it was the first time Logan Sargent got this far in qualifying.

Race day came around and people were just waiting for Verstappen to take the lead. It didn’t take long and just in the first corner took the lead. However, this got him a 5 second penalty for pushing Charles outside.

Just on lap 3, Lando Norris found the back of the wall in a heavy crash that brought of a Virtual Safty Car.

Moving to lap 15, Charles Leclerc took advantage of the degradation of Verstappen and took the lead of the race once again. After a few laps Leclerc started to suffer as well and had to pit leaving Perez as the new race leader.

A three way battle went on until Verstappen took the lead once more and the battle for P2 was on. Another close finaly with Sergio Perez involved but this time with Charles Leclerc.

At the end Leclerc took P2 in the final lap and Perez P3, but this was more than enough to take the second place in the championship.

Who is going to take P4 in the Championship?


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