LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX
Las Vegas Circuit - LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas GP: all you need to know
2023 sees Formula 1 return to Las Vegas Circuit in Nevada after a forty year break. A new and unique 6.120 kilometre high speed circuit has been built where cars are expected to reach speeds of 340 km/h. The event is likely to reflect the exuberant and over-the-top nature of the city with all sorts of attractions promised both on and off the track.
Formula 1 last raced in Las Vegas in the early 80s on a track laid out in the huge Caesars Palace hotel-casino car park, which gave its name to the race. It was run in 1981 and 1982, deciding the Drivers’ title in favour of Nelson Piquet and Keke Rosberg respectively.
The Las Vegas Grand Prix takes place at night with the cars rushing down the legendary Strip against a backdrop of breathtaking scenery, with lights and water features that create a unique and evocative show. It’s a big party with entertainment on and off the track to celebrate Formula 1 in the United States in style.
LAS VEGAS STREET CIRCUIT
The city that never sleeps
Las Vegas is noted for its lively night life and this is reflected in the fact that the race starts on Saturday night at 10pm, the early hours of Sunday morning in Europe. It will be the first time a Formula 1 race has been run on Saturday since the 1985 South African Grand Prix.
If you don’t suffer from vertigo, then the High Roller wheel is the best viewing point for the race. It’s the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, at 170 metres and has 28 passenger cabins that can hold 40 people each.
Third race in the States
In 2023, F1 also races in Miami and Austin, the first time there have been three races in the USA since 1982. The only other country to have held three events in one season is Italy, with races in Monza, Imola and Mugello in 2020.