MIAMI – Formulation One turned to will.i.am and LL Cool J so as to add some razzmatazz across the build-up to the Miami Grand Prix however drivers remained unconvinced in regards to the introductions they’d to participate in earlier than the race.
In a departure from the traditional pre-race process forward of Sunday’s foremost occasion, a portion of time was put aside for LL Cool J to introduce the drivers in reverse championship order whereas flanked by cheerleaders from the Miami Dolphins.
As that befell, will.i.am was conducting an orchestra enjoying his new music, The Formulation, written particularly for F1 and launched forward of the Miami race, now in its second yr.
The pre-race present was mentioned on the Friday drivers’ briefing and ESPN understands objections to it had been raised. Sources have indicated that F1 desires to push forward with related introductions at sure occasions however is but to persuade all of the drivers of the deserves of doing so.
“Not one of the drivers prefer it, however it’s not for us on the finish of the day,” McLaren’s Lando Norris stated after the race on Sunday, when requested in regards to the introductions.
Williams driver Alex Albon was equally dismissive, saying when requested about it: “It is the present. We’re within the present enterprise now”.
F1 has been eager to totally lean into the American market the place potential