Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt all smiles during meet up with Lupita Nyong’o

Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt all smiles during meet up with Lupita Nyong’o

Mark Kinyanjui 21:00 - 23.11.2023

The all-time greatest sprinter smiled from ear to ear as he enjoyed the company of Hollywood star from Kenya.

The all-time greatest sprinter was all smiles as he met Lupita Nyong’o in a Las Vegas F1 grand prix that had a host of celebrities in attendance.

Although the F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix didn’t go on without some pre-race drama and issues from angry locals to loose drain covers on the track, the actual contest in Sin City went down on Saturday night without a problem.

Unsurprisingly, Max Verstappen took home yet another victory in a season full of them. And it also shouldn’t be a surprise that there were a bunch of big-name celebrities, from singers to actors to a Hall of Fame hoops star, in Vegas to watch it all go down.

One of the many celebrities to attend the event was Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt, as well as Kenyan-Mexican Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, and the two even had a photo taken.

Bolt, who revealed that his favorite F1 driver is Englishman Lewis Hamilton, watched the race as the seven-time world champion finished seventh, one place ahead of teammate George Russel.

Verstappen emerged on top at the end of an action-packed Las Vegas Grand Prix, beating Ferrari rival Charles Leclerc and Red Bull team mate Sergio Perez to the chequered flag in a race punctuated by several incidents and Safety Car periods.

Verstappen lit up the timesheets in the final laps to clear both his team mate and the leading Ferrari for a landmark win in the City of Lights, while Perez had followed him through to form a one-two, only to be re-passed by a determined Leclerc on the final lap.

Behind, a remarkable rise from Esteban Ocon netted fourth place for himself and Alpine, despite being narrowly beaten by Mercedes’ George Russell to the line. However, Russell had been carrying a five-second time penalty for a clash with Verstappen that brought out the aforementioned Safety Car.

Russell’s penalty also promoted the Aston Martin of Lance Stroll to fifth, while Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz and the sister Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton – who clashed at Turn 1 – also benefitted to take sixth and seventh positions.

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