Angry Sports Fans File Lawsuit Against Las Vegas Grand Prix

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( – Formula Fan One fans have filed a class action lawsuit after they were made to leave the Las Vegas Grand Prix venue early on Friday rather than right before the second practice session started.

The lawsuit was filed by JK Legal & Consulting and  Dimopoulos Law Firm against Liberty Media, and the Las Vegas Grand Prix. They are seeking to win at least $30,000 in damages.

In a statement, the Las Vegas Grand Prix noted that they are not in a position to comment on the ongoing litigation but that their general focus is on making sure that all of their fans get to enjoy the experience in a safe environment.

Those who had a ticket for the opening race’s action

Those who bought tickets to the race’s opening night saw around nine minutes of action, before the damage in Carlos Sainz Jr.’s Ferrari water valve cover. Officials also delayed the second session by two-and-half hours as they were inspecting the course. The second session started at 2:30 a.m. on Friday. The practice session was also extended to 90 minutes while it normally only runs for an hour.

Following the incident Race officials offered those who had single-night tickets on Thursday a $200 discount at the official gift shop. The majority of people in attendance have a pass for all three days.

Las Vegas Grand Prix CEO Renee Wilm and F1 President Stefano Domenicali stated that for legal reasons they were required to close the tracks to spectators. In their statement, they point out that this often happens in live events due to the weather or other technical issues and that they hoped all those in attendance would understand.

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