F1 Las Vegas 2023
After a hiatus of 40 years, the Las Vegas Grand Prix will once again grace our lives in 2023, much to the excitement of fans and F1 drivers alike.
The last time the Silver City saw a Formula 1 Grand Prix race was in 1981 and 1982 when the circuit was constructed in the parking area of Caesars Palace. This circuit was physically challenging for the drivers due to its anti-clockwise direction and the high temperatures inside and outside of the cars.
Now, the sports and entertainment capital of the world will again be the host of an exciting F1 race with the Las Vegas Grand Prix in 2023. As with everything in America, this race is expected to be bigger and better than ever before, with cars racing down the Las Vegas Strip at breathtaking speeds.
We have all the information you need for the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix, so let’s dive in!
When Is The F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix?
The much-anticipated Las Vegas Grand Prix is scheduled to take place in November 2023.
This race is extra unique as it is a night race, which always ensures a thrilling World Championship battle under the lights of Las Vegas Boulevard.
Circuit Information: A Real Street Circuit
Any F1 night race is exciting as the lights and shadows play on our senses, and Las Vegas will be no different. The drivers will speed past famous Las Vegas landmarks, like Caesars Palace, Bellagio’s impressive fountain, and the Venetian Hotel.
The track has a length of 3.8 miles (6.12 km) and will last for 50 laps. It has 14 corners, and drivers are expected to reach speeds of over 210 mph down the main straights.
This circuit has three straights with DRS zones, a single chicane, as well as a high-cornering sequence where overtaking will be challenging.
You might be wondering whether the streets of Las Vegas are suitable for a Formula 1 race, with all their bumps and loose tarmac. Well, the street circuit is expected to be resurfaced to ensure a smooth track.
Along the famous Las Vegas Strip, the track will be about 13 to 16.4 yards wide, which will be a main overtaking spot.
There were 31 proposed layouts before this amazing 14-corner high-speed track was decided on. Fans can expect a truly fast and furious race under the dazzling Las Vegas lights.
Everything You Need To Know About The Las Vegas Grand Prix
An oasis in the Mohave Desert, Las Vegas is a spectacular city filled with lights, entertainment, casinos, and excitement.
This city has been the host of many international events for many years, with stars like Britney Spears, Elton John, and Lady Gaga having residencies in Sin City. The city also sees world-famous Michelin-starred chefs vying for the best spots along the Strip.
Las Vegas has been announced to host the Superbowl in 2024 at the Allegiant Stadium. And as of 2023, it will be a long-standing fixture on the F1 calendar, joining the other American races of Miami, Florida, and Austin, Texas.
Forget the Big Apple, Las Vegas is truly the city that never sleeps, and it seems suitable that the Las Vegas Grand Prix will be a night race. The bright lights of Vegas are sure to be spectacular as the world’s fastest cars battle for the title of World Champ.
Uniquely, the race will occur on the Saturday night (usually race day is on Sunday), meaning fans will have the ultimate Vegas experience with an exciting race event followed by visits to the many casinos and bars.
With the race on Saturday night, Free Practice will happen on Thursday and Qualifying on Friday.
Where To Buy Tickets
You can pre-register for tickets at the F1 Las Vegas website.
You can also pre-book an F1 experience, which will combine the hottest ticket on grandstand seating along with trackside hospitality. To find out more about these packages, you can fill out your information on the F1 Experiences website.
Fans will be encouraged to also donate to the Las Vegas Grand Prix Foundation. This foundation aims to improve the lives of the local Las Vegas Community by sponsoring one million free meals to its residents. We have a full detailed guide on how to get tickets for Las Vegas F1 2023.
How can I make the most of the Grand Prix in Las Vegas?
All races are incredibly fun, but to make the most of it, you should take certain precautions.
- Bring protection for your ears. The Formula 1 cars are incredibly loud, and you will want to protect your ears (as well as the ears of any children you bring along) from the continuous loud growling of the engines. Ear plugs or headphones are essential for anyone seated near the track.
- You can purchase a radio at the track which will let you listen directly to the team radio and commentators and get any necessary race information.
- Get there early. If you have general admission seating, you’ll want to arrive early so that you don’t miss out on the best seats. Of course, getting there early means you might have to wait in line, so bring along some folding chairs and something to keep you entertained in line.
- Bring cash. Unless you have opted for an F1 Experience where hospitality is included, it is recommended that you bring some cash along to buy any snacks and drinks on race day.
- Respect your fellow fans. Leave any noisemakers (like airhorns) or flares at home.
- Consider the weather. Las Vegas days can reach 70F, while nights can be a chilly 35F, so make sure to pack a coat for this night race.
How long is the Las Vegas Straight?
The Las Vegas Grand Prix has three main straights, with the longest being 1.193 miles long.
How much does an F1 ticket cost?
The price of F1 tickets varies, from just $100 for general admission to upwards of $1,000 for F1 experiences. In the past, F1 races in the United States cost between $100 to $180 for a single-day pass.