Czech Perez can end the suffering he has been through during the second half of the Formula One season, with the possibility of securing runners-up of drivers at the Las Vegas Grand Prix.
The Mexican and Lewis Hamiltonwith whom they maintain the battle for second place, arrive on equal terms as it is a circuit totally new, but “Checo” is close to achieving the goal and the requirements are not that complicated.
Between Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi, the last two races of the calendar, there are 52 points remaining with the extra unit by having the fastest lap. Currently, Pérez (258) has a difference of 32 points in his favor with respect to Lewis Hamilton (226), so only It remains for him to be above the British and get on the podium in “Sin City” to secure the runner-up spot.
If he fails to do so, Pérez could also remain cwith the silver position if they finish in fifth place in the last two competitions. While Hamilton, thanks to the disqualification he suffered in Austin, Texas, and the eighth place at the Interlagos Circuit in Brazil, Sir Lewis is practically obliged to win both competitions to snatch the achievement from the Mexican.
Furthermore, if the seven-time world champion does not score points in Las Vegas, Checo Pérez will also become the first Mexican of history to be runner-up in Formula One
Las Vegas Grand Prix will be totally new
The Las Vegas Grand Prix will return Formula One after 40 years, although it will be a totally different version. In the first two editions Celebrations in 1981 and 1982 took place in the parking lot of Caesars Palace during the day, while the one in 2023 will be on the Strip, the most important avenue in the city, with a newly built urban circuit in the early morning.
The distance of the circuit is 6,201 kilometers, while in a total of 17 curves and 50 laps, 310.05 km will be covered. The circuit will pass through emblematic places such as Caesars Palace itself, Bellagio and Venetian to name a few.
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