f1(formula Onerace) The Las Vegas Grand Prix finished on 18 November. This was the first time the event was held in Las Vegas. China’s first F1 driver, Zhou Guanyu, also participated, which attracted many Southern Californians.SugarRacing fans go to watch races. Although the ticket price is high and the price of accommodation has also increased due to the event, Ms. Zhang, a Chinese who experienced F1 for the first time, still feels that the cost of several thousand yuan is worth it, and she said That she will do so in future also. Continue watching the event.
Ms Zhang, a Chinese who lives in Los Angeles, and her boyfriend are both F1 fans. When he learned that F1 would race in Las Vegas for the first time and that tickets would go on sale in November 2022, he invited his friends to get tickets. together and successfully sold them for about 2,500 yuan. For the unit price, I purchased two three-day tickets. In December of that year, many ticket sellers started selling second-hand tickets. Ms. Zhang saw that for more than 2,000 yuan, she could buy better seats than her existing tickets, so she bought two more tickets. Ms. Zhang said that she saw many people rushing to get tickets and thought that ticket prices would continue to rise; The tickets they originally purchased may also be resold at a better price. Unexpectedly, perhaps because the official ticket price was set too high and ticket sellers accumulated too many tickets in the early stage, a large number of tickets later came on the market but could not be sold. After the price dropped, the two tickets initially purchased by Ms. Zhang were resold for about 3,000 yuan, resulting in a loss of about 2,000 yuan.
In addition to the difficult process of grabbing tickets, accommodation also gave Ms. Zhang a headache. When tickets were first released in 2022, housing prices skyrocketed en masse throughout Las Vegas. In hotels where the nightly rate is usually 100 yuan, the nightly rate exceeded 700 yuan during the competition. Ms. Zhang said that as ticket prices have fallen, hotel prices have also fallen, but they are still hovering in the high 300s to 400 yuan per night. In the end, she and her boyfriend decided to choose a B&B close to the competition venue. It cost just over 100 yuan per night and they could walk to the competition venue.
Although purchasing tickets and choosing accommodation is not easy, Ms. Zhang still believes that this F1 trip is still very worthwhile. Its position is near the finish line near the main grandstand with an excellent view, and it is full of atmosphere with fans watching the race. It is worth mentioning that at the competition venue, Ms. Zhang was interviewed by Fox Radio as an international fan. This was the first time in her life that she appeared on TV.
However, an accident occurred on the first day of the race. The practice session on the evening of 16 November was canceled due to loose manhole covers on the track, leading to complaints from many fans who had only purchased tickets for the first day.
In addition, Ms. Zhang and her boyfriend also attended a driver meeting and cheered for Chinese racing driver Zhou Guanyu. At the meeting, Ms. Zhang met many Chinese car fans who came from other states to support Zhou Guanyu, and some made their own light signs. Zhou Guanyu also responded to the enthusiasm of the fans at the scene and pointed out that this was his first time in Las Vegas. He was very excited and expected to do well in the game.
Another driver Ms. Zhang admires is Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton. Ms. Zhang also went to Hamilton’s fan meeting, but because there were so many fans there and they were so excited, she couldn’t get a good seat for the meeting. However, later at the pop-up event jointly signed by Takashi Murakami and Hamilton, Ms. Zhang saw Hamilton up close, which made her very excited.
Ms Zhang said the trip was a treat for F1 fans. The entire city was filled with F1 fans dressed as different teams. Apart from competitions and fan meetings, there are also racing exhibitions, auctions of famous racing cars, etc. Apart from racing related activities, we also enjoyed many amazing performances. Famous performance groups such as Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group performed at the F1 site. The three days were full of fun.