BREAKING: Las Vegas will host a Formula 1 night race from 2023


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Las Vegas’ world-famous neon lights will set the stage for Formula 1’s latest race when the U.S. city hosts a nighttime event starting in 2023.

The Las Vegas Grand Prix takes place on a Saturday in November and is one of three races in the United States, alongside Miami and Austin.

Las Vegas hosted races in 1981 and 1982, but this will be the first time F1 cars have raced on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, with the track hurtling past famous hotels and casinos.

The 14-turn circuit will be 6.12 km long and top speeds are expected to be around 342 km/h.

The design includes three straights, a fast corner sequence and a single chicane, where the Grand Prix will be run over 50 laps.

F1 and Liberty Media will team up to promote the race in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), as well as Founding Partners Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International and Wynn Las Vegas and Presenting Partners MSG Sphere, Resorts World Las Vegas and The Venetian Resort.

Las Vegas joins the 2023 Formula 1 calendar

The news was announced Wednesday evening at a glittering event in Las Vegas, in the presence of Liberty Media President and CEO Greg Maffei and F1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali.

They were joined by local stakeholders including Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, LVCVA CEO and President Steve Hill and Live Nation Entertainment President and CEO Michael Rapino.

“Iconic Las Vegas and Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport, is the perfect marriage of speed and glamour,” said Maffei. “Our confidence in this unique opportunity is evident in our decision to take on the promoter role for the Las Vegas Grand Prix in partnership with Live Nation.

“We couldn’t be more excited to work with our local partners to create a marquee. The potential of Formula 1 has been well demonstrated in recent seasons and the Las Vegas GP will only take it to the next level.”

Domenicali added: “This is an incredible moment for Formula 1 that demonstrates the tremendous appeal and growth of our sport with a third race in the US. 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 can’t wait to be here next year. I would like to thank everyone who helped organize this event, especially Governor Sisolak, the Clark County Commission, Steve Hill of the LVCVA and our local partners.”

Hill added: “We eagerly await the moment when the history, energy and momentum of Formula 1 will culminate in an unforgettable Saturday night on the Las Vegas Strip. Spectators will experience the unparalleled thrill of watching these world-class drivers racing on what is sure to become one of the most iconic circuits in the world.

“Formula 1 and Liberty Media have been great partners and we look forward to November 2023 when we show once again that Las Vegas is ‘The Greatest Arena on Earth’.”

For the latest information on the Las Vegas Grand Prix, visit F1LasVegasGrandPrix.com

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