Let’s go back to Sunday morning when the Formula 1 grand prix was held in Las Vegas. World champion Max Verstappen already achieved his eighteenth victory this season, but what you may not have seen is how the Dutchman, together with Charles Leclerc and Sergio Pérez, are very reminiscent of a now iconic photo from the Milan-San Remo cycling race.
Shortly after the race on the world-famous Strip, Max Verstappen, number two Charles Leclerc and Sergio Pérez were taken to the interview zone in a specially constructed car. In the cozy backseat, Leclerc opened up: “Where are we going? The Bellagio Hotel?” To which Verstappen – who dazzled in an Elvis Presley suit – replied: “Straight to the nightclub. We drop everything. See you tomorrow, everyone!”
In other words, Verstappen had a great time in Las Vegas. This became apparent immediately after the finish when he spoke over the on-board radio Long live Las Vegas of, yes, Elvis Presley started to torment. A world of difference compared to a few days earlier. Then was Super Max still very critical of this GP and said that “he felt like a clown”.
Bored of the course?
The images from the cooldown car undoubtedly remind many sports fans of the spring classic Milan-San Remo. While waiting for the interviews, winner Mathieu van der Poel, Filippo Ganna and Wout van Aert were crammed into a much too narrow seat in March. Any difference? The atmosphere between this trio was slightly chillier.