The Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake head into the unknown this weekend as Formula One heads to the Las Vegas Strip for the first time, marking the penultimate race of the season and looking ahead to the new event, Valtteri Bottas said:

I am looking forward to racing in Las Vegas this weekend: it is always exciting when a new venue hosts a Grand Prix, and we have seen over the years how good they are at putting up a show in the States. It was definitely a shame to end the race – and overall, the triple-header – with a retirement in Brazil, especially as it seemed like we had the chance to bring home some points. Still, we have two more races this season to finish the job, and all of us are motivated to get back into the fight. This is a new track, there are still some variables to discover, so it will be crucial to gather as much data as possible from the practice sessions, to be competitive for qualifying and place ourselves in favourable spots on the grid. From there, if we do our job well, we can challenge our closest competitors to finish in the top ten

Zhou Guanyu is also looking forward to the race in Las Vegas which for the first time in Formula One history takes place on Saturday night and speaking ahead of the race weekend he said:

The triple-header didn’t go as we expected, which was unfortunate, as we missed on a few good opportunities to score points – especially two weeks ago in Brazil. The team has been investigating the issues that forced both Valtteri and me to retire, to avoid a repeat. That is now a closed chapter, though, and we prepare to tackle the final two races of the season, starting from this week in Las Vegas. It is my first time here, and I can’t wait to get on track in person – as so far, we have only practiced on the sim. A night race in the desert, with lower temperatures, will make for an interesting mix, and it will be important to get things right from the start. We are motivated to do well here and in Abu Dhabi, and get back to the points: we owe this to our team, for all the work done throughout the season, as well as to our fans for their endless support. Vegas is known for its vast entertainment offering, so hopefully we’ll be able to put up a good show for all of them.

This weekend to celebrate the Las Vegas Grand Prix, the Hinwil-based outfit has a special livery.

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