Las Vegas Grand Prix confirmed for Formula 1 calendar in 2023

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In this file photo, the famous neon sign Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada can be seen at dusk.

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Formula 1 returns to Las Vegas next year with the race on the famous Las Vegas Strip.

The Grand Prix is ​​held on a Saturday night in November, possibly around Thanksgiving, with the circuit passing some of the city’s most storied landmarks, hotels and casinos.

The track design is 3.8 miles long from start to finish and top speeds are estimated to be over 212 mph.

There will be 50 race laps with three straights and 14 corners, including a fast corner sequence and a single chicane section.

Stefano Domenicali, Formula 1 president and chief executive said: “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.”

The neon nights in Las Vegas will set the stage for F1’s third race in the US, along with the Miami and Texas Grands Prix.

Vegas previously hosted two F1 Grands Prix in the 1980s, but instead of the Strip, they took place in the parking lot of the Caesars Palace hotel.

Last week Domenicali told Sky Sports F1’s Martin Brundle that Africa could also hold races in the future, with a growing calendar.

F1 has a record calendar of 23 races this year, but the current Concorde agreement, which runs until 2025, allows 24 races per season.

South Africa’s Kyalami circuit – which Lewis Hamilton recently claimed should be back in F1 – last hosted a race in 1993 and was floated as an option.

“Besides America and China, I think there will soon be potential in Africa as well,” Domenicali said.

“There’s a lot of interest there. That’s definitely another area that’s been missing from the geography of our calendar so far.”

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