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F1 drivers Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, Yuki Tsunoda, and Daniel Ricciardo raced around the Nevada desert in hovercrafts ahead of the Las Vegas Grand Prix tomorrow for the latest episode of the (Un)serious Race Series. Each pair piloted Renegade Hovercrafts decked out in their respective Red Bull and AlphaTauri team livery, complete with a a crashed UFO lodged in the dry lakebed.
These 13-foot long, 26.5 horsepower hovercrafts relied on counter steering to glide through the course at a top speed of 30 mph/48 kph. Aside from navigating through obstacles, the drivers encountered desert wind and lots of dust only, adding to the skill required to tackle this challenge.
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It’s fun to be out here in the desert ahead of the Las Vegas GP. I think the hovercrafts look really cool and they were really fun to drive. They were slower than I thought they would be, but I suppose you’re floating over the ground. The challenges are fun, especially when you get to do it together as a team with Checo, also with Scuderia AlphaTauri. This series has been fun this year, we’ve driven lots of different vehicles all over the world, I think that makes it beautiful,” said Max Verstappen, Reigning F1 Champion.