Formula 1 racing has gripped audiences everywhere, experiencing a steep rise in popularity over the last year, and now, the sport is set to become even more alluring to fans as the Las Vegas Grand Prix will join the FIA Formula One World Championship from 2023.
The race will take place at night, on a Saturday in November, on the famous Las Vegas Strip with the track sweeping past some of the world’s most legendary landmarks, hotels and casinos. The incredible neon lights of Las Vegas will be the backdrop for Formula 1’s third race in the US and highlights the huge enthusiasm and excitement in the US for Formula 1 as the sport continues to grow its global fan base.
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 track design is 3.8 miles (6.12km) long from start to finish with top speeds estimated to be over 212 mph (342 km/h). There will be 50 race laps with three main straights and 14 corners, including a highspeed cornering sequence and a single chicane section.
Formula 1 racing has seen a massive surge in viewership, with the 2021 season experiencing an increased audience of 36% when compared to the 2019 season. Fans, new and old, are hungry for more. With one of North America’s most exciting destinations as its backdrop, the Las Vegas Grand Prix is sure to be legendary.