Formula 1 and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) have announced that Las Vegas will host a Grand Prix as part of the FIA Formula One World Championship from 2023.
Formula 1 and Liberty Media will work together to promote the race in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment and the 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.
The race will take place on a Saturday night in November, and will see Formula 1 cars pass some of the iconic landmarks, hotels, and casinos of the famous Las Vegas Strip. It will be Formula 1’s third US race on the calendar.
“We eagerly anticipate the moment when the history, energy, and momentum of Formula 1 will culminate in an unforgettable Saturday night on the Las Vegas Strip,” commented Steve Hill, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
“Spectators will experience the unrivaled thrill of watching these world-class drivers race through what is sure to become one of the most iconic racetracks in the world. Formula 1 and Liberty Media have been incredible partners, and we look forward to November 2023 when we once again showcase that Las Vegas is ‘The Greatest Arena on Earth.’”
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1, added: “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.”
With a backdrop of Vegas’ neon lights, the track will be 3.8 miles long with top speeds of over 212 mph. Every lap of the 50 lap race will feature three main straights and 14 corners, including a high-speed cornering sequence and a single chicane section.
Greg Maffei, Liberty Media President and CEO, stated: “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.”