F1 will be coming to the world-famous neon lights of Las Vegas as its edition when the American city hosts a night event from 2023.
The Las Vegas Grand Prix is stated take place on a Saturday next November and be one of three races in the United States, joining Miami and Austin.
About The Track
It will be the first time F1 cars will race on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, with the circuit sweeping past famous hotels and casinos. The track will run for 3.8 miles (6.12km) with top speeds expected to hit around 212mph (342km/h).
The design features three straights, a high-speed cornering sequence and a single chicane section, with the Grand Prix to be run over 50 laps.
The news was announced at a glittering event in Las Vegas on Wednesday evening, with Liberty Media President and CEO Greg Maffei and F1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali in attendance.
Greg Maffei Views
“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 assume the promoter role for the Las Vegas Grand Prix in partnership with Live Nation.
“We could not be more excited to work with our local partners to create a marquee event. The potential of Formula 1 has been well demonstrated over the last several seasons and the Las Vegas GP will only take it to the next level.”
Stefano Domenicali Thoughts
Domenicali added: “This is an incredible moment for Formula 1 that demonstrates the huge 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 cannot wait to be here next year. I want to thank everyone who helped deliver this event, especially Governor Sisolak, the Clark County Commission, Steve Hill at the LVCVA, and our local partners.”
Drivers Thoughts On F1 Vegas
“That’s going to be a pretty hardcore event,” said seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton
That’s going to be insane.” was the response of AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly.
“Its going to be a party isn’t it?” was the excited reply from Kevin Magnussen of Haas.
“Let’s not to back to back for this one, let’s do two weeks break before and after. ” said last years Champion Red Bulls Max Verstappen.
There we have it the 2023 season will see its drivers race in USA on three occasions which race are you looking forward to?.
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