Formula 1 Coming to the Las Vegas Strip in 2023?!
The first Grand Prix of the new Formula 1 season is scheduled for this Sunday in Bahrain. Max Verstappen will then start his first race as the current world champion.
Verstappen may travel to Las Vegas in 2023, as rumors of a Formula 1 race in the gambling city are getting more serious.
The first rumors of a Formula 1 race in Las Vegas came out at the end of January. The Las Vegas Review-Journal wrote at the time that a possible race in the gambling city had been discussed for six months.
At that time, it was not yet clear whether it was a 2022 or 2023 race. The organization should also invest in improvements to the roads on the Strip:
“Race officials would have to pay for temporary road improvements on the Strip, mainly tied to sealing sewer manholes, as F1 race cars drive so fast that the covers can be lifted out of the ground.”
It now appears that it would be a Grand Prix in Las Vegas in November 2023, VitalVegas’ Scott Roeben reported on Thursday.
Big Announcement Coming Soon
In two weeks, the Formula 1 organization will make the news about the arrival to Las Vegas public, according to Roeben:
So we are going to share what a reliable source is saying: Las Vegas is getting a Formula 1 race and the announcement is currently scheduled for March 30, 2022.
Rumor has it that the Formula 1 race in Las Vegas will run from the Tropicana to the Wynn, under the under-construction MSG Sphere, and back via Paradise.
It would be the second Formula 1 race in Las Vegas ever. In 1981, the Caesars Palace Grand Prix was held in the resort’s parking lot. That race was won by Alan Jones of the Williams-Ford team.
Las Vegas has an official track: the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. However, that oval track is not suitable for Formula 1 and is mainly used by Nascar races. In addition, the well-known Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is held on the track every year.
Formula 1 Season Starts This Weekend
The new Formula 1 season is about to start, with the first free practice sessions in Bahrain on Friday.
The first Grand Prix will start on Sunday 20 March at 4:00 PM. World champion Max Verstappen will then be at the start for the first time to defend his world title.
At the previous GP in Bahrain, Verstappen set the fastest time in both qualifying and all free practice sessions. However, at the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix, he finished in second place behind Lewis Hamilton.