Las Vegas is set to host Formula One’s new night event from 2023, named The Las Vegas Grand Prix, which will be one of three races in the US, joining Miami and Austin.
The ‘world-famous neon lights of Las Vegas’ will provide the backdrop to the race from 2023, whilst the city previously has hosted races in 1981 and 1982 but this will be the first time F1 cars will race on its strip, with the circuit reportedly going past famous hotels and casinos.
F1 President and CEO, Stefano Domenicali, commented: “This is an incredible moment for Formula One 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.
“There is no better place for Formula One to race than in the global entertainment capital of the world and we cannot wait to be here next year. I want to thank everyone who helped deliver this event, especially Governor Sisolak, the Clark County Commission, Steve Hill at the LVCVA, and our local partners.”
The news was announced in Las Vegas yesterday evening, with Liberty Media President and CEO Greg Maffei and Domenicali in attendance. They were joined by local stakeholders including Nevada Governor, Steve Sisolak, CEO and President of the LVCVA, Steve Hill and President and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, Michael Rapino.
“Iconic Las Vegas and Formula One, the pinnacle of motorsport, is the perfect marriage of speed and glamour,” added Maffei. “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 One has been well demonstrated over the last several seasons and the Las Vegas GP will only take it to the next level.”
Finally, Hill suggested that the event is ‘eagerly anticipated’ and asserted that spectators will ‘experience the unrivalled thrill’ of watching world-class drivers race through, what he ensured is going to become, one of the ‘most iconic racetracks in the world’.
“Formula One and Liberty Media have been incredible partners, and we look forward to November 2023 when we once again showcase that Las Vegas is ‘The Greatest Arena on Earth’,” he concluded.