Vegas Baby, 2023!

The worst kept secret of 2022 has been confirmed, we will be racing in Las Vegas from 2023.

The Las Vegas Grand Prix, will be taking place on a Saturday next November, and be joining the one of three races for the United States.

Las Vegas, hosted a Grand Prix back in 1981 and 82, but this will be the first time F1 cars are going to race on the iconic Vegas strip, with the circuit passing famous hotels and casinos.

The track itself-

There are 14 turns, the track will run for 3,8 miles (6.12km), with top speeds expected to hit around 212mph (342km/h).

The design of the track features three straights, a high speed cornering sequence and a single chicane section, with the Grand Prix set 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.

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.

Iconic Las Vegas and Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport, is the perfect marriage of speed and glamour. 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.

Greg Maffei, Liberty Media President and CEO.

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.

Stefano Domenicali, F1 President and CEO.

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