- Formula 1 added ‘Race To The Altar’ for the sport’s awaited return to Las Vegas
- But fans expressed how the F1 has reached ‘a new low’ with the Las Vegas GP
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The organizers of Formula One’s Las Vegas Grand Prix are fully buying into Sin City and have even constructed a wedding chapel in the paddock for those wishing to get married on race day.
Staying true to the Sin City theme the chapel – named ‘Race To The Altar’ – boasts all things racing and Las Vegas.
The backdrop features red and white flowers with the words ‘lights out and together we go’ in LED and neon lights. The first-of-its-kind venue also features a racecar with the words ‘just married’ printed in the back.
While some fans appreciated the chapel on social media, most joked and expressed its cringe-worthiness.
‘Love that,’ one fan expressed. ‘If we’re racing in Vegas everything should be all out!’
‘What a terrible idea,’ another fan opposed.
A third fan wrote: ‘What is this? Everything about this race and the promo is so cringe.’
Meanwhile, a fourth person took it further by saying: ‘this is going to be the cringiest GP ever.’
The Las Vegas GP marks Formula One’s first event in Sin City since the Caesars Palace Grand Prix in 1981 and 1982.
But life in Sin City is continuing as normal for locals as they try to go about their daily lives while huge grandstands, towering fencing and VIP boxes are being constructed around the city.
Luxury suites next to the Bellagio fountains are also beginning to take shape with some seen with working TVs for the first time.
Construction in front of the hotel has brought barriers to pedestrian access with lanes of traffic also being restricted. It means tourists will be denied a view of the iconic fountains this week.
The roads that will soon become the racing arena for F1 drivers are still being used by the public but will be shut off in the coming days.
The city’s raft of pedestrian bridges are also being covered up so nothing can be thrown at the drivers and their cars as they reach speeds of up to 200mph.
The first practice sessions will take place on Thursday night, with qualifying beginning at midnight on Friday night, and the race getting underway on Saturday night at 10pm local time.
Racers will have to complete 50 laps around the 3.803-mile (6.120km) street circuit that features 17 corner and a 1.181 mi straight.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has emerged as the favorite to win.