Formula 1 will have its third Grand Prix in the United States, with the addition of the Las Vegas Grand Prix, set to take place in 2023.
The city, famous for its casinos and nightlife, hosted two races in 1981 and 1982, though the new layout will run through the famous Las Vegas Strip. Scheduled to become F1’s fourth night race, the Las Vegas Grand Prix will break tradition by running on the Saturday night of a weekend as opposed to the traditional Sunday.
“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,” F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali said of the announcement.
“Las Vegas is a destination known around the world for its excitement, hospitality, thrills, and of course, the famous Strip.”
The circuit is set to feature 14 turns and three straights with an estimated top speed of 342km/h. The race will be run for over 50 laps and will also feature high-speed cornering sequence.
“Iconic Las Vegas and Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport, is the perfect marriage of speed and glamour,” Greg Maffei President and CEO of Liberty Media said.
“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.
“We could not be more excited to work with our local partners to create a marquee event. The potential of Formula 1 has been well demonstrated over the last several seasons and the Las Vegas GP will only take it to the next level.”
The Las Vegas Grand Prix becomes the third race that will take place in the United States with Austin and the new for 2022 Miami Grand Prix set to take place in May later this year.