BREAKING: Las Vegas to host Formula 1 night race from 2023

The world-famous neon lights of Las Vegas will serve as the backdrop for new Formula 1 racing when the US city hosts a nighttime event from 2023.

The Las Vegas Grand Prix will take place on a Saturday in November and will be one of three races in the United States, joining 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 circuit passing famous hotels and casinos.

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The 14-turn track will cover 3.8 miles (6.12 km) with top speeds expected to reach around 212 mph (342 km/h).

The design features three straights, a sequence of high-speed corners and a single chicane section, with the Grand Prix set to take place over 50 laps.

F1 and Liberty Media will work together to promote the race in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), along with founding partners Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International and Wynn Las Vegas and presenting partners MSG Sphere, Resorts World Las Vegas and The Venetian Resort.

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The news was announced at a glittering event in Las Vegas on Wednesday evening, attended by Liberty Media Chairman 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.

LIVE STREAM: Watch the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix announcement

“Iconic Las Vegas and Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport, is the perfect marriage of speed and glamour,” Maffei said. “Our confidence in this unique opportunity is evident in our decision to take on the role of promoter of 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 flagship event. The potential of Formula 1 has been well demonstrated over the past few seasons and the Las Vegas GP will only be taken to the next level. »

Domenicali added: “This is an incredible moment for Formula 1 which demonstrates the enormous appeal and growth of our sport with a third race in the United States. Las Vegas is a destination known worldwide for its excitement, its hospitality, its thrills and, of course, the famous Strip.

“There’s no better place to race in Formula 1 than in the entertainment capital of the world and we can’t wait to be here next year. I want to thank everyone who helped organize this event, especially especially Governor Sisolak, the Clark County Commission, Steve Hill of the LVCVA and our local partners.

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Hill added: “We look forward to when the history, energy and momentum of Formula 1 culminates in an unforgettable Saturday night on the Las Vegas Strip. 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 incredible partners, and we look forward to November 2023 when we once again show that Las Vegas is ‘the greatest arena in the world’.”

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

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