F1 drivers Sebastian Vettel and Sergio Perez back £1bn Las Vegas Grand Prix but urge bosses not to lose ‘historic’ and traditional tracks… while Lewis Hamilton wants SOUTH AFRICA to return to the calendar after 29 years!

Formula One drivers on Friday welcomed the prospect of racing in the bright lights of Las Vegas next season but said the championship should try to respect history and keep its traditional races in Europe. ‘Obviously there is financial interest in new places that we are going to and F1 is a business. Red Bull’s Sergio Perez was thrilled with the prospect of Las Vegas joining the calendar but said F1 needed to keep its ‘historic tracks’. ‘And we have to make sure that when we go to new venues, to really have some character on the tracks, you know,’ said the Mexican.

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