Las Vegas F1 Grand Prix Racetrack Layout, Tickets & More

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Las Vegas is set to host the latest addition to the F1 season, with the third United States Grand Prix now on the schedule – here’s what you need to know about the circuit, plus a birds-eye view of the how it will unfold look

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Formula 1 unveils new layout for Las Vegas Grand Prix circuit

Formula 1 has added a third US race to its annual roster, following the decision to introduce the Las Vega Grand Prix for an upcoming season.

Another American Grand Prix, to be held in Miami, is set to have its first race this year.

Stefano Domenicali, F1 Chairman, said: “It’s an incredible moment for F1 that demonstrates the huge appeal and growth of our sport with a third race in the United States.

“Las Vegas is a destination known around the world for its excitement, hospitality, thrills and, of course, the famous Strip.

“There’s no better place to race in Formula 1 than in the entertainment capital of the world and we can’t wait to be here next year.”







The race will pass Caesars Palace
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The deal for the track is a three-year contract, after years of trying to secure a run on the famous Vegas Strip.

The Miami Grand Prix is ​​expected to sell out, reflecting an appetite in America for an additional race, the third after the original in Texas.

It is believed that the popularity of this sport is on the rise. At the 2021 Austin GP, ​​weekend attendance was reported to have reached 400,000, with 140,000 present for Sunday’s race.

Interest in the sport in the United States is believed to have been greatly boosted by the hugely popular Netflix series, Drive To Survive, which captivated audiences around the world who might not necessarily have called themselves F1 fans.

What will the track look like?







The new track seen from above
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The track will be 3.8 miles long and will feature 14 turns.

The route is expected to pass some of the city’s famous landmarks, including casinos and hotels like Caesars Palace, Bellagio and The Venetian, for 50 laps.

The new track is also expected to be very fast – the official F1 website claims the new track will have an average speed comparable to that of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy at 212mph.

It will feature three main straights, including a single main long, as well as a high-speed corner section and a chicane.

When is the first Las Vegas Grand Prix?

The first Las Vega Grand Prix will take place in November of the 2023 season, which means fans will have some time to wait before they can watch this intriguing spectacle.

Slightly unusually, the race is set to take place on a Saturday evening, meaning that in the UK the race will be viewable in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Has there ever been a GP in Las Vega?







Las Vegas joins the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, and the new Miami event, which debuts in May this year.
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Although the Las Vegas GP seems rather new, it took place in the past.

The city hosted two Grands Prix in the 1980s, but rather than taking place on the Strip, they took place in the parking lot of the Caesars Palace hotel.

Will another Grand Prix make way for Las Vegas?

At the time of this writing, it is not believed that the Las Vegas GP will be added at the expense of other races.

Indeed, the Concord agreement, which is in effect until 2025, currently allows 24 races to take place in a single year.

The 2022 season is expected to have a record 23 races, but that means there is still room for an additional circuit.

Are any other places vying for a new F1 track?







The new Las Vegas GP is expected to include many city landmarks
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Speaking to Sky Sports, Domenicali said: “Besides America, besides China, I think there is also potential to be in Africa soon.

“There’s a lot of interest there. It’s definitely another area that’s been missing in the geography of our calendar so far.”

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