David Beckham hails Las Vegas GP organizers for doing a ‘nice job’

  • The ex-England captain, 48, was joined by Shaquille O’Neal on the purple carpet 
  • The Inter Miami co-owner desires Las Vegas to host a 2026 World Cup sport, too 
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David Beckham has hailed the organizers of the primary ever Grand Prix in Las Vegas for doing such a ‘nice job’ earlier than Max Verstappen cruised to victory as soon as once more in Sin City, regardless of Formula One being sued by followers after Thursday’s follow catastrophe. 

The 48-year-old, ex-England captain stated of Sunday evening’s late occasion on the pre-race purple carpet, hosted by Sports Illustrated ‘Club SI’: ‘I believe it is an incredible alternative for Vegas to showcase what it is all about. We already know what Vegas is all about…

‘But clearly, to host a significant, one of many largest sporting occasions on the planet… right here in Las Vegas… I believe it is thrilling. And you already know, an evening race is at all times particular, and I believe, thus far, from what I’ve seen, they’ve carried out an important job. 

‘We hope the drivers and the groups are pleased, which is an important factor.’

The former L.A. Galaxy, Real Madrid and Manchester United participant was joined by a myriad of A-list names for this weekend’s huge occasion in Las Vegas, together with Shaquille O’Neal, Usain Bolt and Gordon Ramsey. 

LOOKING SHARP: David Beckham was at Sunday's nice pre-race red carpet event in Las Vegas

LOOKING SHARP: David Beckham was at Sunday’s good pre-race purple carpet occasion in Las Vegas

Beckham said the F1 race in Sin City was a great way to showcase what Las Vegas was all about

Beckham stated the F1 race in Sin City was an effective way to showcase what Las Vegas was all about

‘I at all times get excited round these occasions,’ stated Beckham. ‘And I’m a giant fan of F1.’ 

The Premier League Hall of Famer was additionally requested about his ideas of the World Cup probably coming to Las Vegas in much less then three years time, although the town is not technically a part of FIFA’s listing to host video games. 

‘To be trustworthy, I’m personally excited as a result of the final World Cup was such an enormous success,’ Beckham stated. ‘I’m clearly excited round World Cup yr however I believe it is one other second, particularly after being an proprietor of a MLS crew. 

‘The lead as much as this World Cup [in America, Canada and Mexico] I believe goes to be actually thrilling and it is going to be showcased in the best way it ought to be showcased. So, I’m personally excited. 

‘Obviously, Las Vegas will get to host one of many video games, who is aware of… But if it does, then I believe it is going to be spectacular.’

Beckham's also excited about Lionel Messi potentially winning SI Sportsman of the Year Award

Beckham’s additionally enthusiastic about Lionel Messi probably successful SI Sportsman of the Year Award

The Inter Miami co-owner additionally shared his ideas on the crew’s star participant, Lionel Messi, being nominated for SI Sportsman of the Year Award, which has been gained by the likes of LeBron James (2012, 2016), Tom Brady (2021, 2005) and Michael Phelps (2008) prior to now.

‘I’ll at all times nominate him for any form of award. But clearly, to have him in our crew, have him in MLS and America, it is very particular,’ Beckham stated. ‘Not only for Miami followers, however the entire of America, we’re speaking about Miami and MLS they usually’re speaking concerning the sport. 

‘So, that is an important factor and Leo’s been a revelation because the second he touchdowned in Miami. And subsequent season, I believe might be much more particular.’