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Max Verstappen

Verstappen slates Las Vegas: 'I've driven better tracks in my life'

The Dutchman voiced his opinion on the Las Vegas Street Circuit, after giving a scathing response to the pre-race pomp.

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Max Verstappen has slated the Las Vegas Grand Prix circuit following the first practice sessions of the weekend.

The Dutchman has already issued a scathing opinion on the pre-race ceremony that took place on the Wednesday, branding it "99% show and 1% sporting event."

When asked about his opinion on the track told F1 TV: "No, no. I've had better tracks in my life.

"I already said that yesterday. There's not something new that I discovered or whatever. But we just get on with it."

Verstappen: We didn't have much time to do long runs

FP1 was abandoned after nine minutes of track action due to problems with drain covers along the Turn 17 straight, which destroyed the cars of Carlos Sainz and Esteban Ocon.

As a result there was a lengthy delay while track repairs were made, with FP2 taking place at 2:30am local time.

Teams did not complete many long runs as they surveyed the low grip surface and gave drivers time to acclimatise themselves.

"We didn't really run a lot in the long runs, so in the end it took a little longer to rubber in [the track] a little bit more," explained Verstappen.

"We managed to do the whole programme, which I guess was the most important for today."

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