OCTOBER 16, 2007
BMW Pit Lane Park heads for Las Vegas
Formula 1 may have given up with the United States Grand Prix in 2008 but that does not mean that the sport has given up on the United States and BMW Sauber is obviously keen to use its involvement in F1 to help sell more road cars to the US audience and thus is heading to Las Vegas in January with its Pit Lane Park. This will be taking place as part of the annual Consumer Electronics Show, one of the most important trade fairs in the world. The deal has been organised by BMW's partner Intel and the Pit Lane Park will be laid out at the corner of Paradise Road and Convention Center Drive. The replica pitlane gives people the chance to feel what it is like to be in an F1 pit and there will be the usual crew on hand to answer questions, organise pit stop challenges, oversee racing simulators and give demonstrations on the 90m track. The Pit Lane Park has been a big hit at races around the world but has also been seen in Rome and Warsaw. It will be the first time since 1982 that F1 engines will have been heard in Vegas although there are hopes that one day a deal will be struck to allow F1 to race in the town.