Excitement is underway for the first Formula One race in Las Vegas. Organizers have constructed grandstands, lighting rigs, and concrete barriers on the Las Vegas Strip, and despite encountering several logistical issues, preparations are largely on schedule.
To boost interest in the event, the race’s organizers have announced a concert lineup for the opening night, and F1 teams and advertisers are also working to build anticipation. While there have been complaints about disruptions due to the race, analysts predict that the economic impact of the race will be significant.
If this is your first time attending a F1 race here are a few tips.
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Respect Boundaries for Best F1 Fan Experience, Says Expert
For fans eagerly waiting to get a glimpse of their favourite F1 driver, a piece of advice: heed the guidelines given by security staff and respect the drivers’ personal space.
While it’s tempting to push past barriers or rush toward a newly spotted driver, such actions could lead to an unpleasant experience for both parties. Dedicated waiting areas exist outside the paddock where fans can respectfully catch a glimpse or perhaps interact with their beloved drivers.
Security personnel is responsible for guiding the crowd to these areas. Despite being away from the centre of action, fans are strongly encouraged to cooperate with the directions given.
When the waiting eventually bears fruit and a driver makes an appearance, fans should keep a respectful approach in mind. F1 drivers, despite their status as revered athletes and highly skilled individuals, are human beings too.
Rushing toward them in unfamiliar locations, an understandably common impulse among die-hard supporters, might scare them and negatively affect the interaction.
Put yourself in their shoes, imagine being approached by complete strangers out of nowhere in an unknown environment. It can be daunting and uncomfortable.
Respecting drivers’ personal space, understanding their concerns and listening to security staff is not just about making the most of the fan experience; it is about promoting respect, security and humaneness in sports events. And, the bonus? It might just make that driver more inclined to sign an autograph or take a selfie with a fan.
The race is long make sure you have a comfortable experience.
Sitting for several hours to enjoy an F1 race can sometimes lead to discomfort. That’s why we’re advising our readers to consider bringing a seat cushion
In light of this advice, retailers have seen a rise in seat cushion sales as F1 lovers gear up for the upcoming race. With an increasing number of race-goers intending to bring seat cushions, we may soon see a noticeable rise in comfort levels at these high-speed, action-packed events.
The opening ceremony will be held Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Pacific time, according to the F1 official calendar.
Protect Your Ears
The noise level at an F1 race can reach up to 130 decibels – equivalent to a jet engine at takeoff. Be sure to bring ear plugs or headphones for protection.
Pack Food and Water
At some race venues, food and drink can be expensive or may not cater to your dietary preferences or needs. It’s a good idea to pack your own snacks and plenty of water.
Race Schedule is as follows
On Thursday, Nov. 16, Practice 1 will go from 8:30–9:30 p.m. and Practice 2 will go from midnight to 1 a.m.
Practice 3 will be held on Friday, Nov. 17, from 8:30–9:30 p.m.
Qualifying will also be held Friday night from midnight to 1 a.m.
The Las Vegas Grand Prix race will commence at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18.
All times are Pacific Time
If you are attending have a great time!