Formula 1 has announced the world-famous neon lights of Las Vegas will provide the backdrop to Formula 1’s newest race when the American city hosts a night event beginning in 2023.
The Las Vegas Grand Prix will take place on a Saturday next November and be one of three races in the United States, joining Miami and Austin.
Las Vegas hosted races in 1981 and 1982 but this will be the first time F1 cars will race on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, with the circuit sweeping past famous hotels and casinos.
The 14-turn track will run for 3.8 miles with top speeds expected to hit around 212 mph.
The design features three straights, a high-speed cornering sequence and a single chicane section, with the Grand Prix to be run over 50 laps.
“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,” said F1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali.
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