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After the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the next race is scheduled after a two-week break. But for Formula 1 fans the excitement continued as the FIA recently announced a new track for the 2023 season. This new racing strip will be in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas. 

This will be the third American track after Dallas and Miami which will be featured in the 2022 F1 season. Like the Miami track, the Las Vegas Grand Prix will be a street track that will allow drivers to race around some of Sin City’s iconic establishments like the Venetian, Caesars Palace and the Bellagio along the strip. 

The 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix also marks a 41-year return of the motorsport to Nevada. During the 1981 and 1982 seasons,  races were scheduled in the Resort City with a track being set up in the car park of the Caesars Palace casino.

Specifications of the track:

The Las Vegas Grand Prix will host a 14-turn track that runs for 6.12 km with top speed expected to hit around 342km/h. The design of the circuit boasts three straights, a high-speed cornering sequence and a single chicane section, with a 50 lap run time. The track is reported to be around 12-15m wide, allowing plenty of space for cars to race side by side. The circuit is also being Formula 1’s original Temple of Speed – Italy’s Autodromo Nazionale Monza. 

"There is no better place for Formula 1 to race "

F1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali expressed excitement about the  Las Vegas Grand Prix during the press conference announcing the event. He said, “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”, he added.