Formula 1 will win a third US-based race from 2023 after organizers agreed to hold a Las Vegas Grand Prix.
The race will take place on a Saturday evening in November. It will take place over 50 laps of a 3.8-mile circuit consisting of three main straights and 14 corners, past some of the city’s most famous sights, casinos and hotels.
Las Vegas is the newest Formula 1 race in the United States. It joins Austin, which has been on the schedule since 2012, and Miami, a new race that will debut in May this year.
According to F1, the addition of a third race in the United States “highlights the enormous enthusiasm and excitement in the United States for Formula 1 as the sport continues to grow its global fanbase”.
F1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali said: “It 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 around the world for its excitement, hospitality, 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.”
The last time Las Vegas was used for a grand prize was in 1982, when the parking lot at the famed Caesars Palace casino was transformed into a 2.2-mile circuit.
The addition of Las Vegas means the F1 racing calendar now expands to 23 races. The current Concorde agreement between the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and Formula 1 teams allows up to 24 races per year.
No deal has yet been reached for a 24th race, but South Africa has been touted as a potential venue.
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This notice was published: 2022-03-31 09:00:47