The Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023 is set to be a spectacular event, marking a historic return to Las Vegas after 41 years and for the first time, racing down the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip. This is not just a race; it’s a milestone in Formula 1 history, combining the thrill of racing with the glamour of one of the world’s most iconic locations.
The Formula 1 circuit last raced in Las Vegas in 1982, with the Caesars Palace Grand Prix. Now, after four decades, F1 returns with a bang, promising an unforgettable experience. The event will span from November 16-18, 2023, featuring a 3.8-mile street circuit that showcases the heart of Las Vegas.
A Unique Night Race
The 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix stands out with its night-time setting. The race is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. on November 18, with 50 adrenaline-pumping laps. Cars will reach speeds of up to 212 mph, racing under the neon lights of the Strip, creating a dazzling spectacle for fans and drivers alike.
The excitement begins with an official Opening Ceremony on November 15, setting the stage for a series of fan-centric events. The ceremony, coupled with fan activities, car demonstrations, and driver appearances, will create a festival-like atmosphere, making the Grand Prix a unique blend of sport and entertainment.
The "Drive to Survive" Effect
The Netflix series “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” has played a pivotal role in skyrocketing the popularity of F1 in the U.S. It has brought the sport into the mainstream, attracting new and younger audiences. This surge in popularity is evidenced by the addition of two new races in the U.S. calendar – Miami in 2022 and now the Las Vegas Grand Prix in 2023. The series’ behind-the-scenes look at the teams and drivers has captured the imagination of a diverse audience, significantly contributing to F1’s growth in America.
Daniel Ricciardo, one of the most charismatic Formula 1 drivers on the grid, has been eagerly anticipating the Las Vegas race. His popularity, boosted by his appearances on “Drive to Survive,” has made him a fan favorite, especially in the United States. Ricciardo’s excitement for this race reflects the enthusiasm shared by many in the F1 community.