Verstappen, who has already secured his third successive drivers’ title this season, will be looking to claim a record-extending 18th victory of the campaign at the penultimate race of the year. However, the Dutchman has revealed that his virtual experience of the Las Vegas Strip Circuit was a challenging one.
“There’s still a lot to do,” Verstappen said after winning the Sao Paulo Grand Prix in Brazil. “I still need to go on the simulator. I still don’t even know the track, to be honest.”
The Las Vegas GP will be the first time that Formula 1 has raced in Sin City, and the circuit promises to be a challenging one for the drivers. The 6.063-kilometer track features 17 corners and high-speed straights, and it is expected to be one of the fastest tracks on the Formula 1 calendar.
Despite his struggles on the virtual version of the track, Verstappen is confident that he will be able to learn the track quickly and be competitive at the race.
“I’m sure I’ll get a good understanding of it quite quickly,” he said. “I’ve always been good at learning new tracks, so I’m not too worried about it.”