JUNE 8, 2022
Vettel prefers Bathurst over Las Vegas
Sebastian Vettel would rather race at Bathurst, otherwise known as the famously challenging Mount Panorama circuit in Australia, than Las Vegas.
Formula 1 owner Liberty Media is said to be paying $240 million for a slice of Las Vegas that will house the F1 paddock for a race that will run down the fabled 'Strip'.
"They're trying to build their business, our business, and the fact that they're making investments to build Formula 1 - I think you can only applaud them for that," said McLaren CEO Zak Brown.
Quadruple world champion Vettel, however, is less impressed.
"To be honest, I have been to Vegas," said the German. "I didn't really like it. I think it's too busy and people misbehave.
"I'd rather go to Bathurst - take the cash we'll take to Vegas and invest it in great tracks that already exist," he added. "That would be a real challenge.
"I think that track is a monster. I've never been but, one day, I hope to go and experience it," the Aston Martin driver said.