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Verstappen wins Las Vegas GP

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) The much-maligned Las Vegas Grand Prix crossed the finish line in style on Saturday night, delivering a dramatic race on the famed Las Vegas Strip to help offset earlier missteps.

The announcement of a third U.S. grand prix was initially met with enthusiasm, but the mood began to sour in the days leading up to the event as street closures choked traffic and public interest began to wane.

Making matters worse, a disastrous first practice session on Thursday night lasted just eight minutes before being cancelled for track repairs, leading to a class action lawsuit by disgruntled fans.

But on a crisp and clear Nevada night, even LVGP'S biggest critic inaugural event winner Max Verstappen - had to admit that it was a success.

"It was a lot of fun out there," the Red Bull star said after securing his record-extending 18th victory of the Formula One season.

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc passed Sergio Perez on the last lap fo second place.





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