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Daniel Ricciardo

Ricciardo reacts to Las Vegas GP: I was going to retire - I won't now!

Several F1 drivers have been sharing their thoughts on the announcement that a Las Vegas Grand Prix will take place in 2023, with many feeling pretty excited about it.

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Daniel Ricciardo has jokingly suggested that he postponed his retirement from F1 in light of the news that a Grand Prix will be held in Las Vegas in 2023.

It was confirmed this week that the sport will return to Nevada for a night race in November of next year, with the cars set to race along the Las Vegas Strip and past Caesars Palace as part of the 3.8-mile course.

The event will also take place on a Saturday, making it the only one on the calendar not to be held on a Sunday.

F1 drivers share their reactions to Las Vegas race

Several F1 drivers have been reacting to the news, with the majority feeling positive about racing in Vegas.

Max Verstappen believes that - given the local area's reputation as a party city - some drivers may not make it for the race itself, adding that a two-week break may be needed before and after the event...

Lewis Hamilton admitted that it might be difficult to concentrate in this kind of atmosphere, while Valtteri Bottas said that he had previously vowed never to return to Las Vegas after his last visit, but has now had to change his mind.

One person definitely excited about the Grand Prix is Daniel Ricciardo. The Australian joked about the announcement: "I was going to retire - I will not no more!"

Watch the video below to see the drivers' reactions!

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