At Harry Reid International Airport on Sunday, racing fans leaving the city said they were happy they traveled here for the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix.
“I think it lived up to the hype,” said Luke Umana, 33.
Umana, who was heading back to Springfield, Illinois, after taking in Las Vegas’ first Formula One event with a friend, said watching the race against the backdrop of the Strip made the event really enjoyable and entertaining.
But Umana noted some of the hiccups that came with the first-time staging of the Grand Prix. He cited being woken up at his room at Aria by the cars out racing in the wee hours of Friday morning after the first practice session was delayed by a water valve cover.