Looks like we’ll be relocating to America for November as the Formula 1 circus reunites with an old friend, or foe, Las Vegas for 2023.
“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,” said F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali.
“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 [Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority], and our local partners.”
Formula 1 previously raced in Las Vegas in the Caesar’s Palace parking lot in the 1980s and with Formula 1 owners Liberty Media directly promoting this event in conjunction with a multitude of other partners, including concert and event promotions giant Live Nation, the Las Vegas event could very well become the biggest event on the calendar for spectators if they get the off track entertainment right.
Key landmarks including the Bellagio Fountains will be the backdrop for the 2023 Saturday night race in November with the main straight down the Las Vegas Strip having predicted speeds of over 340km/h. The circuit itself will be about 6.12km with 14 turns.