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Las Vegas to host Formula 1 night race from 2023

Las Vegas will host its event on a Saturday night from 2023, featuring city's most famous landmarks, hotels, and casinos.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 31 March 2022 1:31 pm

In an unprecedented move, Formula One has decided to hold Las Vegas Grand Prix under the shadow of world-famous neon lights from November 2023. Las Vegas will host its event on a Saturday night in November, a rarity in an F1 calendar featuring Grand Prix events on Sundays. As per the statement released by Formula One, the race will feature some of the city’s most famous landmarks, hotels, and casinos in what is a multilayer deal with F1.

The statement further states that the 3.8 miles (6.12 km) circuit will see cars flash by Caesars Palace, Bellagio Fountain and Mandalay Bay, as well as the ball-shaped MSG Sphere, which is currently under construction and set for completion next year. However, the date for the race is yet to be confirmed.

Notably, Las Vegas hosted races in 1981 and 1982 but this will be the first time F1 cars will race the iconic Lag Vegas Strip, with the circuit sweeping past famous hotels and casinos. The 14-turn track will run for 3.8 miles (6.12 km) with top speed expected to hit around 212 mph (342 km/hr).

As per F1, it will work with Liberty media 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, and others.

The announcement was made 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. Maffei said that “Iconic Las Vegas and F1, is the pinnacle of motorsports and perfect marriage between speed and glamour.” Adding further, he stated that 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.”

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