Hollywood icon Brad Pitt, alongside artist Rod Stewart and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, were among the many A-listers spotted at the highly anticipated Las Vegas Grand Prix. This star-studded event drew countless celebrities, who eagerly witnessed the inaugural race featuring iconic Vegas landmarks as the backdrop. On the eve of the main race, Brad, who is set to star in a Formula One-based film, made a casual appearance in a grey jumper at the Heinekin Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix.
Throughout the first half of the F1 season, Brad filmed scenes for his upcoming movie, including footage of him driving a Formula Two car with a Formula One aero-package at the Silverstone Circuit. Despite his busy shooting schedule, Brad took some time to visit the Grand Prix and soak up the excitement. During Friday's practice sessions, he was seen engrossed in conversations while observing the practice laps.
Joining the festivities, singer Rod Stewart and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay were spotted catching up in the Red Bull Racing garage. Rod sported a vibrant yellow velvet suit with a patterned waistcoat and a white shirt, exuding his characteristic style. Meanwhile, Gordon opted for a more relaxed outfit, donning a white T-shirt paired with a marl cardigan. They took the opportunity to pose playfully for the cameras, adding a touch of charm to the event.
Accompanied by his wife Penny Lancaster, Rod Stewart paid a visit to the Grand Prix before his own gig in Las Vegas. Currently performing his residency, "The Hits," at Caesars Palace, Rod combined his love for music and Formula One in the entertainment-filled city. On the other hand, Gordon Ramsay, who recently celebrated the birth of his sixth child, Jesse James, with wife Tana, enjoyed the Grand Prix alongside his daughter Holly.
Notably, Geri Horner, wife of Christian Horner, the principal of Red Bull Racing, also attended the star-studded event to support her husband. The Grand Prix offered much more than just thrilling races, with renowned performers like Kylie Minogue, Tiesto, John Legend, Journey, Keith Urban, and Jared Leto gracing the opening ceremony. With Las Vegas's casinos and clubs offering tailored packages for fans, the city ensured an extraordinary experience for all those eagerly waiting to witness the racing action.
Despite a minor setback during Friday's practice, when a loose drain cover caused damage to Carlos Sainz's Ferrari and led to a session abandonment, the event organizers remained hopeful. Originally scheduled for 2:30 am, the second session was postponed by two and a half hours, disappointing fans who had paid up to $200 to attend. Nevertheless, the drivers made a remarkable comeback on Saturday night, with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc clinching pole position ahead of Sainz.
As the Las Vegas Grand Prix continues to captivate its 105,000-strong audience, event chiefs are determined to overshadow the track fiasco that marred the opening day. Despite the unfortunate penalty imposed on Sainz for an incident beyond his control, the excitement and anticipation among the fans remain high. With the weekend in full swing, the demand for this thrilling event has brought together a diverse group of F1 enthusiasts, reflecting the sport's universal appeal.