BREAKING! Formula 1 will host night races in Fabulous Las Vegas from 2023!

"The house always wins" stands true as F1 gives in to the temptation of a race in Las Vegas.

The F1 circus is heading to Nevada under the neon lights and the bling of Fabulous Las Vegas. Touted to be one of the greatest moves for increasing F1’s popularity in the Americas, this takes the count up to three races in America after Miami and Austin. The race will be the only one to be held on a Saturday on the 2023 F1 calendar and the first race since 1985 to be held on a Saturday. In fact, this is believed to be the only race to start on Primetime hours in the USA. More firsts are that even though Las Vegas hosted races in 1981 and 1982, this will be the first time F1 cars will race on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, with the circuit sweeping past famous hotels and casinos. TOO MANY FIRSTS!

Coming over to the track, here’s a look at it:









The 14-turn 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. A brief look at the circuit shows it isn’t exactly a typical F1 track and is quite straight forward. This resembles the circuit race tracks from street racing games like NFS. A whole new meaning for street races in F1! The best part is that it will go around the biggest and best hotels on the strip and the famous MGM establishments so, the drivers would need a lot of focus. They’d need a lot more focus before the race owing to what LV is famous for.

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), as well as Founding Partners Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, and Wynn Las Vegas and Presenting Partners MSG Sphere, Resorts World Las Vegas and The Venetian Resort. So, the best of the best in hospitality are involved and I am sure that this will bring in boat loads of viewership and cash to Formula 1. As stated by F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali, initially three races are scheduled from 2023 with a possibility of more in the future.

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. They were joined by local stakeholders including Nevada Governor, Steve Sisolak, CEO and President of the LVCVA, Steve Hill and President and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, Michael Rapino.

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