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Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023

F1 bans three colours from Las Vegas Sphere

The Sphere in Las Vegas will be a noticeable addition to the backdrop of this weekend's Formula 1 track and measures have been taken to ensure it doesn't distract the drivers.

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Formula 1 has banned three key colours from being displayed on the Las Vegas Sphere when on-track action is occurring this weekend.

The Sphere venue opened its doors earlier this year and stands 112 metres high and 157 metres wide, with its outside shell made up of 1.2 million LED lights.

It has already gained fame worldwide due to its unique design, with Irish rock band U2 pausing its 36-show residency during the Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend.

The venue will continue to operate throughout the race weekend but in order to avoid distracting the drivers, the colours red, yellow and blue will not be displayed when cars are on the track.

This is to avoid a situation of a driver misinterpreting the trackside LED panels which use those particular colours to provide drivers with live information regarding the circuit conditions.

F1 has rented the Sphere for the weekend and is set to use it for advertising purposes during the Las Vegas Grand Prix event.

Logan Sargeant, who is taking part in his third home race of his rookie season, is confident that it won't be an issue for drivers this weekend.

“It's either going to be really cool or really annoying,” he told media including RacingNews365.com.

Honestly, I'm not sure. It's really bright. I think it depends on what they would put on it.

“If it's something extremely bright, then maybe it'd be a bit too much. But if it's something a bit more subtle, I think that would be fine.”

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