Christian Horner has urged F1 bosses to reconsider the 2024 calendar after teams left Las Vegas feeling ‘slightly f*****’.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was victorious in the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix.
But a late 10pm race leaves teams knackered heading into the final week. They now head to Abu Dhabi next weekend, with the Emirati capital 12 hours ahead of Las Vegas.
“It’s been a big event and, like in anything, there’ll be a bit of a debrief to go through what was good and what needs a bit of polishing,” Horner said.
“When you look at the interest there has been in this race, it has been phenomenal. As a first event, of course, there are going to be many lessons to learn.
“I think one of the things we look at is the running schedule because it’s been brutal for the team, and all the men and women behind the scenes. I think everybody’s leaving Vegas slightly f*****.
“We need to look at how we can improve that for the future. We’re running so late at night, so maybe we run it a little earlier in the evening.
“You’re never going to keep every television audience totally happy. This is an American race, so if you run at eight o’clock in the evening, or something like that, it would just be a bit more comfortable for all.”