Las Vegas Grand Prix
Las Vegas Street Circuit
Las Vegas Street Circuit 2023.png
Race information
First held2023 (planned)
Circuit length6.120 km (3.803 miles)
Race length306 km (190 miles)
Laps50

The Las Vegas Grand Prix is a planned Formula One Grand Prix due to form part of the 2023 Formula One World Championship, with the event taking place at Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Las Vegas Strip.[1]

History

The last time Las Vegas was included in the Formula One calendar was in 1982, with the Caesars Palace Grand Prix. The event is due to take place on a Saturday in November 2023, around the Las Vegas Strip.[1] It will be the third Grand Prix in the United States to take place on the 2023 calendar after the Miami and the United States Grands Prix.

Circuit

The 6.120 km (3.803 mi) street circuit features 14 corners and a 1.920 km (1.193 mi) straight. The circuit runs counter-clockwise, and starts in a disused parking lot (which will be re-developed for the pits and paddock area, and contains permanent track). The first corner is a hairpin, and after that the course bends slightly left and then into a fast right, transitioning from the permanent circuit to city streets. The cars go 800 m (0.50 mi) down Koval Lane, before entering a slow 90 degree right, and then entering a long, sweeping left which encircles the new MSG Sphere arena and transitions onto Sands Avenue. The track then goes through two very fast bends on Sands Avenue before entering a slow left onto Las Vegas Boulevard, otherwise known as the Las Vegas Strip. This is a 1.920 km (1.193 mi) flat-out section with two straights and a slight sweeping left that goes past some of Las Vegas' most famous hotels and casinos. The circuit then goes through a tight series of slow corners onto Harmon Avenue, down an 800 m (0.50 mi) straight before going through a very fast left to complete the lap and transition back to the permanent track past the pits.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Las Vegas Grand Prix: Everything you need to know about F1's newest race | Formula 1®". www.formula1.com. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  2. ^ "Las Vegas Grand Prix track layout: Check out the Las Vegas Grand Prix circuit's layout | Formula 1®". www.formula1.com. Retrieved 2022-03-31.