We’re unsure at this point whether we’d like to go to Las Vegas to watch Formula 1 or the Sphere. Luckily, we can combine the two this weekend as F1 has rented the newly opened landmark to showcase some typical F1 graphics.
The sphere opened its doors to the public in October, after a huge $2.3 billion was spent building the largest LED screen dome, which features high-definition video screens both inside and outside.
it’s giving 🧍 but that’s okay pic.twitter.com/TP7esOVbRn
— WTF1 (@wtf1official) November 16, 2023
As much as we’d love just to see the little yellow emoji sharing its feelings on the race, F1 has planned to utilise the sphere to its full strength and display branding from a number of partners, as well as driver cards featuring all 20 drivers and their cars and helmets. Bit boring, if you ask us…
There have been some suggestions that it could distract the drivers as they zoom around the Vegas Strip, so F1 and the FIA have agreed to ban three colours from being used – yellow, red and blue. Even Logan Sargeant said: “It’s either going to be really cool or really annoying.”
However, social media is around to keep us entertained with even better uses and boy, have you guys been creative!
“and Max Verstappen wins the Las Vegas Grand Prix”
the sphere: pic.twitter.com/IXZV5THNgl
— ana 🏎 (@anxlecf1) November 15, 2023
The sphere is looking at Ferrari’s strategy for the race (they’re confused by it) pic.twitter.com/2WsDWTMrOV
— Matt³³⁺¹⁶ (@FM1_3316) November 15, 2023
🚨 F1's vegas sphere content LEAKED pic.twitter.com/hMp93P2e6t
— joan 🕸️ (@sebisticated) November 12, 2023
what’s the point of the las vegas sphere if it doesn’t display the fallen (DNFed) tributes (f1 drivers) pic.twitter.com/LPZzJRhiKK
— lynne ♡ (@formulalynne) November 14, 2023
— Mahir 🇹🇷🇬🇧 (@ScrewderiaF1) November 12, 2023
What would you like to see on the sphere?