F1 returns to Las Vegas with Saturday night race in 2023



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F1 has been in talks with promoters about a possible Las Vegas Grand Prix for some time, but confirmed on Tuesday evening that the race would be on the calendar from next year.

It means the United States will run three Grands Prix from next year as Las Vegas joins the Miami Grand Prix and the United States Grand Prix in Austin on the schedule.

The 3.8-mile street course will feature 14 turns and a long straight where drivers will reach speeds of over 210 mph in a 50-lap race.

It will be the first time since 1985 that F1 has held a Grand Prix on a Saturday, breaking with the traditional weekend format to secure a primetime slot for the American public.

“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,” said F1 CEO and President Stefano Domenicali.

“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.”

Las Vegas track action

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F1 previously held a race in Las Vegas in 1981 and 1982, which saw the construction of a temporary circuit around the parking lot of the Caesars Palace casino, a venue that has been widely criticized and poorly attended by fans.

According to F1, it will partner with many of the casinos and resorts around Las Vegas to promote the race, as well as the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

“We eagerly await when the history, energy and momentum of Formula 1 will culminate in an unforgettable Saturday night on the Las Vegas Strip,” said Steve Hill, LVCVA president and CEO.

“Spectators will experience the unparalleled thrill of watching these world-class drivers race 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’.”

Las Vegas track action

Las Vegas track action

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In addition to adding Las Vegas to next year’s calendar, it has already been confirmed that F1 will return to Qatar and have a contract for the Chinese Grand Prix, which has not been held since 2019.

F1 boss Domenicali recently said there was enough interest for as many as 30 races a year, but the Concorde agreement limits the number of events to 24 per season.

It means that some of the existing races on the calendar risk dropping out and only returning on a rotational basis in the future as F1 balances the number of markets it races in.

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Vegas 2023

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