Lewis Hamilton says he hears “there are a lot of people complaining about the direction that Stefano [Domenicali] and Liberty has gone, but they are doing an amazing job”.
Ahead of the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix, a lot of Formula 1 personalities blasted the inaugural event, with Max Verstappen even saying it was ’99 per cent show and 1 per cent sporting event’.
After the race, Lewis Hamilton disagreed with the detractors and praised F1 and the organizers for their work.
“I hear there are a lot of people complaining about the direction that Stefano [Domenicali, F1 CEO] and Liberty has gone, but they are doing an amazing job,” the Briton said.
“The sport continues to grow. It is a business, and you will still see good racing here. It is a country to tap into and really captivate the audience.
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“Everybody I know in Hollywood is coming and there will be a lot of business going on this weekend. It will be a good spectacle to watch, even for those back home who have never been to Vegas.
“They will get to learn what it is all about.”
Lewis then discussed the importance of the US having at least two Formula 1 races.
“We needed to have at least two races in the US. One wasn’t enough, and this is one of the most iconic and unique cities that they have here.
“It is a big show for sure, and it is never going to be like Silverstone, but maybe over time, the people in this community will grow to love the sport,” Hamilton concluded.