James Corden and Gordon Ramsay were among the famous faces arriving in Las Vegas over the past few days for the F1 Grand Prix.
The prestigious event has returned to Sin City for the first time in 41 years and stars have turned out to enjoy the £1billion racing spectacular.
James, 45, who recently moved back to the UK after quitting the Late Late Show, was spotted at a practice day at the Las Vegas Strip Circuit on Thursday.
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The chat show host, who was wearing a plaid shacket and a lanyard around his neck, was spotted chatting to another man at the event.
The day before, Gordon, 57, attended the track during previews and was spotted chatting to Stefano Domenicali, CEO of the Formula One Group.
Gordon and Stefano, 58, were attending the media day ahead of the Formula 1 Grand Prix at the Las Vegas Strip Circuit this Saturday.
The new dad recently welcomed his sixth child, a baby boy named Jesse James, with his wife Tana, 49, revealing the news in a surprise social media post.
Meanwhile, Britney Spears’ estranged husband Sam Asghari arrives back a luxury hotel after attending the first F1 practice race.
On Thurday night, Kylie Minogue took to the stage during the opening ceremony as the headline act.
The Padam Padam sensation, 55, took to the stage for the opening ceremony of the lavish F1 Grand Prix at Las Vegas Strip Circuit.
The singer was in good company as racing driver Lewis Hamilton, 38, was also pictured at the event.
The casinos and clubs have packages catered for fans looking for something to do while waiting for the cars to hit the track late each night, including Kylie’s show.
During the performance, the Australian native looked typically glamorous in a red leather jumpsuit as she headlined the hotly-anticipated event.
The pop hitmaker was in her element on stage, rocking her blonde locks loose in light waves and donned a red lipstick, matching her flawless manicure.
Kylie sported another look for her show slipping into another glamorous outfit, stunning the crowd.
The music legend donned a white baggy zipped jumpsuit and flashed a glimpse of her toned midriff as she added a red bandeau top.
She displayed her unique sense of fashion as she completed her show-stopping outfit with metallic silver towering heels.
Kylie dazzled the huge crowd with a vibrant live performance, looking in her element as she incited the crowd.
The stage showed off some incredible visuals and lights, as the singer was warmly welcomed.
Later in the weekend, Kylie will also perform at Amber Lounge’s afterparty, held at the Voltaire at The Venetian Resort.
Elsewhere Lewis made a typically stylish entrance as he arrived at the star-studded sports event.
He opted for a black sleeveless buttoned vest with a white tank top underneath.
The sport sensation completed the look with wide leg matching trousers and boots, making a typical fashion statement.
The Mercedes star didn’t spare the accessories, as he donned a beaded set of jewellery including a dazzling pearl necklace, a bracelet, and a slew of earrings.
He also rocked sparkling earrings, and finished off with a pair of edgy orange-tinted shades.
The Formula One favourite was also captured at the Encore Hotel where he was seen waving and smiling to a mob of fans waiting outside for him.
And in typical Vegas style, there was a big party to officially get the weekend’s racing festival underway.
Other acts at the glitzy ceremony included Tiesto, John Legend, Journey, Keith Urban, Jared Leto, Steve Aoki, J Balvin and Andra Day.
Earlier in the evening, several F1 stars were seen arriving at the ceremony as they soaked up the Vegas atmosphere.
The likes of Lando Norris, Pierre Gasly and Carlos Sainz – who won Tuesday’s Netflix Cup golf tournament – were also seen arriving for the opening ceremony.
Red Bull and Mercedes team principals Christian Horner and Toto Wolff – accompanied by their wives Geri and Susie – were among the F1 team members spotted attending Wednesday’s event.
David Beckham, Shaquille O’Neal and Kylie Minogue will be among those in attendance for the second to last race of the season for what will be a stunning spectacle.
According to Page Six, the Margaritaville location at Flamingo has been turned into ‘Club SI’ by Sports Illustrated – with Beckham and O’Neal set to host and interact with guests on Saturday night.
Actor Dax Shepard is also expected to record a live episode of his podcast, ‘Armchair Expert,’ there.
Vegas officials also revealed that the famous Sphere has been taken over by this weekend’s Grand Prix and will be used to show driver introductions, live pole positions and fans around the track during the events taking place throughout the week.
‘Sphere’s Exosphere doesn’t just complement the Las Vegas Strip Circuit, it elevates it to new heights, turning every lap into a mesmerizing experience for fans in attendance and watching on TV globally,’ said Las Vegas Grand Prix Chief Commercial Officer Emily Prazer.
‘Picture real-time pole positions, thrilling podium celebrations, and a dynamic showcase of all 20 drivers and their iconic cars displayed larger-than-life. We are excited to have Sphere at the heart of race weekend.’
The race will be the first live event that will feature the Sphere as part of the official broadcast, although it has been used in conjunction with events like the NBA Summer League and has also been seen showing starting lineups ahead of New York Knicks games on occasion.
Pictures and videos have emerged on social media showing how the desert city has quickly been turned upside down in preparation for the event.
Las Vegas Grand Prix events are scheduled for November 16 through 18, with the race itself happening on the final night.
Organizers say some 100,000 spectators are expected to attend the event this year, and will continue to run every years until 2032.
The last time the city had hosted an F1 race had been in 1982 when it was home to the Caesars Palace Grand Prix.
Clark County Commission Chair Jim Gibson admitted to 8newsnow that there was a ticking timeline on the Grand Prix from the start.
When asked if it happened too quickly, he responded: ‘By any standard, it happened way quickly.
‘Once we got into it, it was obvious that the race was going to be a real challenge for us and the entire community.’
He also told the outlet that it will be at least two years before he can say the investment was worth the disruption that it has brought with it.
In defending the project, the commission chair pointed to money the county is expected to receive.
The chair said the county would receive $100 million in taxes, along with an expected $1.3 billion in spending that he said ‘stays right here’ in the valley.
He added that around 7,700 jobs with a payroll of $360 million have been created or activated for the race.
By: CHARLOTTE DEAN
Originally published at: Daily Mail
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