Find out why Ferrari could be the secret trump card in the icy Las Vegas Grand Prix!
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ewald | This weekend, Formula 1 returns to Las Vegas for the first time since 1982. This event promises to be a unique race, not only because of the iconic location, but also because of the challenging weather conditions.
Source: Formula 1 news
The race, scheduled for 10pm on Saturday, is expected to take place in cold conditions, with temperatures likely to dip into the single digits. These cold conditions will undoubtedly have a major impact on the teams’ performance and their tire strategy.
Ferrari: a strong team in the fight
Despite Red Bull and Max Verstappen coming to Nevada as strong favourites, there are signs that Ferrari has a good chance of excelling in Las Vegas. Pundits and F1 commentators, such as Peter Windsor, point to Ferrari’s performance in races such as Monza and Singapore, where the team has shown strong performance on circuits with long straights and high-speed braking. These qualities could be crucial on the streets of Las Vegas.
The key role of ties and strategy
An important aspect in the Las Vegas Grand Prix is the choice of tires and the teams’ strategy to make optimal use of them. Pirelli, Formula 1’s tire supplier, brings the softest tire compounds, which can be a challenge in the cool temperatures. Teams will have to work on getting and keeping these tires at the right temperature in order to perform optimally.
The new challenges of the Las Vegas circuit
The Las Vegas circuit is new for all the teams, which means they have to adapt to the unique characteristics of the track. It is expected that the teams will start with a relatively high ride height, given the new and potentially bumpy asphalt. The evolution of the circuit over the weekend, with increasing grip, will also be an important factor in the teams’ strategy.
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