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F1 Vegas Grand Prix

By Simon Fitzpatrick 6.2.14On the face of it, Las Vegas must have seemed like an absolutely excellent place to host a Formula 1 race in 1981. The city is built on the love of risk, and all year round it’s full of holidaymakers determined to have a good time whatever the cost. It’s also incredibly photogenic in its own way. What could possibly go wrong?Car Park or Casino?As it turns out, several things. For a start, temperatures in Las Vegas, while dropping from their maximum, are still regularly high in October, when the race was held. Surrounded as they were by air-conditioned casinos, almost everyone in the city decided not to buy a ticket for the event. These days they could have at...
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