Formula One is being SUED on behalf of 35,000 fans who had to leave canceled Las Vegas practice after watching just nine minutes because of chaos sparked by a loose drain cover
by: Hani Kamal El-Din
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Formula One on behalf of 35,000 fans who were told to leave Las Vegas practice on Thursday night in between sessions.
Fans, who had paid $200 for tickets, saw just nine minutes of racing because of the chaos that saw the first session wiped out and the second delayed.
The second session was then delayed as organizers rushed to inspect every drain on the city’s $500million city circuit.
It was between this time that fans were told to leave as F1 chiefs evacuated the area around the track.
When second practice got underway at 2:30am local time, it took place in front of empty stands.
A statement at the time read: ‘Due to logistical considerations for our fans and our staff, we have made the determination that we will be closing all Las Vegas Grand Prix fan areas at 1:30am PT.
Now Dimopoulos Law Firm and co-counsel JK Legal & Consulting have filed a class action lawsuit against the Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix in Nevada state court.
They say they are acting on behalf of ‘35,000 people who purchased tickets to Thursday’s practice run that was canceled after only nine minutes without refunds.’