Las Vegas to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix race in 2023

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Las Vegas will join Miami and Austin, Texas, as the only U.S. cities to host a Formula 1 race.
Las Vegas will join Miami and Austin, Texas, as the only U.S. cities to host a Formula 1 race. Photo Credit: Formula 1

The Las Vegas Strip will be transformed into a Formula 1 racetrack in November 2023, as organizers announced that the Las Vegas Grand Prix, part of the FIA Formula One World Championship, will be run on a Saturday evening yet to be named that month.

The 3.8-mile, 14-corner track will include about 1.2 miles of the Strip. The southbound cars will whiz by landmarks such as Caesars Palace, the Fountains of Bellagio and the Eiffel Tower of Paris Las Vegas before turning on East Harmon Avenue, where the pits and paddock will be located.

The northbound track will also incorporate Koval Lane, loop around the MSG Sphere, and employ Sands Avenue to access the Strip.

With more than 50 laps, drivers could achieve speeds of up to 212 mph on three straightaways.

Formula 1 and Liberty Media will promote the race in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority in what is reportedly a three-year deal. Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International and Wynn Las Vegas will be founding partners. MSG Sphere, Resorts World Las Vegas and the Venetian will be presenting partners.

"We eagerly anticipate the moment when the history, energy and momentum of Formula 1 will culminate in an unforgettable Saturday night on the Las Vegas Strip," said Steve Hill, president and CEO of the LVCVA. "Spectators will experience the unrivaled thrill of watching these world-class drivers race through what is sure to become one of the most iconic racetracks in the world."

Las Vegas, which will host the Super Bowl in February 2024, joins Miami and Austin, Texas, as other Formula 1 cities in the U.S.

The course for next year's Las Vegas Grand Prix will include a 1.2-mile stretch of the Las Vegas Strip.
The course for next year's Las Vegas Grand Prix will include a 1.2-mile stretch of the Las Vegas Strip. Photo Credit: Formula 1

The last Las Vegas Grands Prix, held in 1981 and 1982, were staged in Caesars Palace's parking lot.

"This is an incredible moment for Formula 1 that demonstrates the huge appeal and growth of our sport with a third race in the U.S.," said Stefano Domenicali, president and CEO of Formula 1. "Las Vegas is a destination known around the world for its excitement, hospitality, thrills and. of course, the famous Strip. There is no better place for Formula 1 to race than in the global entertainment capital of the world, and we cannot wait to be here next year."

Ticket information for the race has not yet been released.

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