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Christian Horner

Horner: 'Everybody is leaving Vegas slightly f****d'

The Red Bull Team Principal has made a suggestion on how to improve the Las Vegas Grand Prix, after several complaints over the scheduling.

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Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner has suggested there are "lessons to learn" from Las Vegas Grand Prix, after the "brutal" scheduling left personnel "f****d" by the end of the weekend.

The team took their 20th win of the season with Max Verstappen, who fought back from a time penalty to secure his record 18th win in a season.

Not every aspect of the weekend ran smoothly, as FP1 was cut short after just nine minutes due to a loose drain cover and FP2 started two and a half hours later than scheduled.

The local race start time of 10pm also proved to be unpopular among residents. Horner believes there needs to be various aspects of the schedule reconsidered ahead of the Grand Prix next year.

"There's going to be many lessons to learn," he told media, including RacingNews365.

"One of the things we need to look at is the running schedule, because it's been brutal for the team and all the men and women behind the scenes.

"I think everybody's leaving Vegas slightly f****d. One way or another.

"It's been a brutal weekend for everyone behind the scenes. We need to look at how we can improve that for the future."

Horner: We're running so late at night

Las Vegas has been hailed as one of the biggest sporting events of the year, with Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff praising its success.

However, Verstappen fired criticism over the excessive pomp and felt there should be more focus on the racing.

Horner made a suggestion to improve the overall weekend and ensure there is no fatigue among personnel at the track.

"We're running so late at night, maybe to run a little earlier in the evening, because you're never going to keep every television audience totally happy," he explained.

"This is an American race. If you run it at eight o'clock in the evening or something like that, it would just be a bit more comfortable for men and women working behind the scenes."

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