Max Verstappen was made part of the opening ceremony for the Las Vegas GP. The World Champion didn’t like it one bit and blasted the organizers for a ‘clown’ show.
Max Verstappen has barely been bothered on any Formula 1 track in 2023. He has driven his Red Bull to 17 wins in 20 races, annihilating the rest of the Formula 1 field. However, off-track, he has been extremely critical of the management’s gimmicks. He has openly criticized the sprint races on multiple occasions. Earlier in the week, he said he doesn’t care about the Las Vegas GP and will head out after doing his job. After the opening ceremony, he had even harsher words about the event, as reported by Motorsport.
“You can skip these things”
Max Verstappen said the Las Vegas GP opening ceremony made him look like a clown. The Red Bull driver said, “For me, you can all skip these things. It’s not about the singer, it’s just standing up there, you look like a clown.”
He was asked about the extent of the show at the Las Vegas GP. He said, “99% show, and 1% sporting event.”