In a fitting tribute to the charismatic Australian Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, MGM Resorts is all set to bring a touch of his famous ‘Shoey’ celebration to the Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend at the Bellagio from November 16th to 18th.
Ricciardo’s Shoey, a unique celebration where he would pour champagne into his racing shoe and take a celebratory swig, became a beloved tradition whenever he graced the podium. Now, fans attending the Las Vegas Grand Prix can partake in this iconic ritual with a twist.
At the Bellagio, specially designed shoes will be available, equipped with a waterproof beverage lining for safety and hygiene. This innovation ensures that fans can enjoy their favorite drink in true Ricciardo style without compromising on cleanliness.
But the Grand Prix weekend in Las Vegas has more in store for Formula 1 enthusiasts. Ferrari aficionados can revel in a special pop-up event offering a delectable four-course menu paired with exquisite wines from Hundred Acre wines. This culinary experience is curated by none other than celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, adding a touch of gourmet delight to the racing festivities.
In reference to the Las Vegas Grand Prix festivities, MGM Resorts issued the following statement:
“At the Shoey Bar, we invite you to tap into that exhilarating feeling of victory, immersing yourself in the very essence of your favorite [sic] sport.
“Slip into our genuine MGM-branded driving shoes, fill them with your beverage of choice, and raise a triumphant toast, just like your racing heroes do on the podium. Experience the rush, savour the glory, and celebrate your passion for racing with us!”
Meanwhile, the Aria Resort and Casino will host an exclusive Alfa Romeo Experience, showcasing the team’s impressive car models and top-of-the-line racing gear. It’s an opportunity for fans to get up close and personal with the technology and craftsmanship that powers Alfa Romeo’s Formula 1 presence.
The Grand Prix weekend kicks off with an exhilarating opening ceremony on November 16th, scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cosmopolitan. The festivities continue with a “Cocktail Circuit” running from Thursday through Saturday, guiding participants to four bars that will serve up special cocktails, perfect for getting into the Grand Prix mood.
In a unique artistic touch, six talented local artists have been commissioned to create custom Formula 1 helmets, which will be showcased throughout the race weekend. These intricately designed helmets are sure to captivate both Formula 1 enthusiasts and art lovers alike.
So, if you’re heading to the Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend, get ready to raise a racing shoe, savor gourmet delights, and immerse yourself in the world of Formula 1, all courtesy of MGM Resorts and the exciting lineup of events they have in store.