Around 35,000 fans have filed a class action lawsuit against Formula One for missing the second free practice session at the Las Vegas Grand Prix that took place last week.
The Dimopoulos law firm, along with JK Legal & Consulting, is representing the 35,000 fans who were forced to leave the Las Vegas Strip Circuit facilities on Thursday night. Each of them demanded a payment of 30 thousand dollars so that the demand reached the stratospheric figure of 1.05 billion dollars.
The lawsuit was filed in the court of the state of Nevada, where this figure is asked to change the breach of contract, negligence, and deceptive trade practices that caused the fans to be forced by the organizers to leave the stands.
Why did they leave the circuit?
During the first free practice session, there was a problem on the track after the drain cover was removed, causing some drivers to have problems with their cars. After more than an hour to solve the problem, the organizers decided to ask the fans to leave the stands. The second free practice took place on Friday morning after more than an hour and a half delay.
Afterward, it was announced that the organizers were paying fans a $200 voucher to buy anything at the official stores inside the Grand Prix. A fact that Max Verstappen also criticized.
Organizing the Grand Prix in Las Vegas cost about $500 million, the largest in the history of organizing a Formula One race in history.