Get ready, racing fans! For the first time in over 40 years, Formula 1 is returning to Las Vegas for an unforgettable event. The Las Vegas Grand Prix is set to take place from November 16th to 18th, 2023. Join us as we explore the high-speed excitement, the dazzling track, and everything else you need to know about this electrifying event.
F1 Cars Zooming Down the Strip at 200+ MPH
Picture this: a 6.12 km long street circuit weaving through the heart of downtown Las Vegas, including a thrilling 2 km stretch down the iconic Las Vegas Strip. With cars expected to rocket down the Strip at well over 200 miles per hour, the adrenaline rush for spectators will be second to none.
The track design is a far cry from the previous F1 races held in Las Vegas back in 1981 and 1982 when the circuit was constructed in the parking lot of Caesars Palace casino. Now, the world’s fastest cars and drivers will tear up the actual Strip, with parts of downtown Las Vegas shut down for the high-octane Grand Prix.
High-Speed Street Circuit Locked In Until 2032
The Strip won’t be the only place where drivers will push their cars to the limit. Low downforce setups are anticipated in Las Vegas, meaning cars will be geared for maximum speed.
While the Las Vegas Grand Prix is a street circuit on typically bustling roads, the asphalt will be resurfaced before the race to ensure a smooth surface for drivers to navigate. With the track being between 12 and 15 meters wide, the Vegas Grand Prix promises to be a heart-stopping spectacle.
Mark Your Calendars for the Las Vegas Grand Prix
Breaking from the traditional Grand Prix schedule, this electrifying race will be held on a Saturday instead of the usual Sunday. Qualifying takes place on Friday, with some sessions spilling over to Saturday due to the local starting time of 00:00 and ending at 01:00. The race itself begins at 22:00 local time on November 18th, transforming the city into a nocturnal racing wonderland.
And what better place for a late-night race than Las Vegas? Spectators and perhaps even drivers can dive straight into the city’s legendary nightlife as soon as the checkered flag waves.
Adding to the excitement, the Las Vegas Grand Prix will be the third US-based Grand Prix on the F1 racing calendar, joining the ranks of the Miami and Austin Grand Prix events. Each of these races boasts its own unique flavor, and with the recent surge in popularity of F1 in the United States, there’s no doubt that these events will attract massive crowds.
F1’s Unprecedented Commitment to Las Vegas
Formula 1’s dedication to the Las Vegas Grand Prix is evident in their unprecedented investment in the city. For the first time, F1’s commercial rights holders, Liberty Media, have purchased a $240 million plot of land to house the pit and paddock complex. Additionally, Liberty Media is taking on the role of promoter, partnering with their Live Nation entertainment company and local stakeholders. With so much at stake, it’s clear that the Las Vegas Grand Prix is set to become a standout event on the F1 calendar.
Indulge in the Finest Hospitality Las Vegas Has to Offer
The Vegas Grand Prix won’t be cheap, with general admission tickets starting at $500 for the race weekend and grandstand tickets going for around $2,500. However, where Vegas truly shines is in its unparalleled hospitality packages. In addition to the exclusive Las Vegas Paddock Club, numerous hotels, casinos, and resorts will offer their own lavish hospitality packages, some costing millions.
When it comes to world-class entertainment, dining, and gambling, nobody does it better than Las Vegas. The city is expected to rake in millions from Formula 1 visitors, making the Grand Prix a truly unforgettable experience. We can hardly wait!