Now it’s official: Formula 1 is returning to Las Vegas. The premier class has already revealed when and where exactly the race is to be held in the US metropolis.
Formula 1 continues to expand in the USA and will host a third race in Las Vegas from the 2023 season. This was announced by the premier class at a press conference in the gambling metropolis on Thursday night, European time.
The Grand Prix is to take place as a night race on a Saturday evening in November. Two Formula 1 races were held in Las Vegas in 1981 and 1982.
“This is an incredible moment for Formula 1. A third race shows the huge appeal and growth of our sport in the United States,” said Formula 1 Managing Director Stefano Domenicali.
Where the route should go
The Las Vegas circuit will run across the world-famous “Strip” and will be 6.12 km long, contain 14 corners and three long straights that will allow speeds in excess of 342 km/h. 50 laps are driven.
“Iconic Las Vegas and Formula 1 are the perfect fusion of speed and glamour,” said Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei: “Formula 1 has shown its potential over the past few years and the Las Vegas Grand Prix will show it take it to a new level.”
Miami Grand Prix celebrates premiere
The Miami Grand Prix celebrates its premiere on May 8, and the US Grand Prix has also been held in Austin since 2012. Formula 1 has been owned by the US company Liberty Media since September 2016.
In 1981 and 1982, the Las Vegas Grand Prix was held in front of the magnificent Caesars Palace Hotel, with victories secured in the premiere by Australian Alan Jones and in the second edition by Italian Michele Alboreto.