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F1 coming to Vegas

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Ross Brawn has admitted there was one thing they didn’t consider when designing the track for the Las Vegas Grand Prix which takes place next weekend.

Brawn was speaking on TalkSPORT yesterday about one of the most anticipated new events in Formula 1 history.

There’s been a huge amount of talk about F1 returning to Nevada for the first time since 1982.

Back then, Formula 1 raced four times in the Caesars Palace Grand Prix, although only the first two races counted towards the official championship.

Australian Alan Jones and Italian Michele Alboreto were the two winners back then and soon another driver will add their name to that illustrious list.

The track is going to be unlike anything Formula 1 have raced on for some time and there’s already plenty of excitement and trepidation amongst the drivers.

There’s one key reason for that and that’s the temperature of the circuit at the time of the race.

Ross Brawn has admitted this wasn’t something that they took into consideration when designing the circuit in Las Vegas.

To add to the pageantry in the desert, the race will take place on Saturday night local time.

It means a very early start for those watching in the UK but the spectacle makes it worth setting your alarm clock for.

Brawn shares potential issue with Las Vegas circuit
Speaking about the potential low temperatures, Brawn said: “The one thing we hadn’t considered initially but the tyre company have dealt with is it gets very, very cold at night.

“So, when the race is happening which is Saturday night, it has been known to drop down to three or four degrees.

“So, it can be really quite cold and of course getting the cars to work in those temperatures can be a challenge.

“The tyre companies have done some work to make sure the tyres can cope with that.

“We’re definitely facing some new challenges which we’ve never had before, but I think it’ll be spectacular.”

Formula 1 teams have to face serious challenges every weekend and this will be no different.

There’s nothing worth knowing in F1 that Brawn doesn’t know and although the freezing temperatures in Las Vegas will be difficult to deal with, he’s confident that it won’t be an issue.

Tyres lose the most temperature down long straights and the 1.9km straight could cause some issues.

The best way to heat them up again is by pushing them through high-speed corners, which this track doesn’t feature many of.

It will be fascinating to see who comes out on top and the likes of McLaren and Mercedes might see this uncertainly as a chance to get one over a dominant Red Bull team.
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