Components 1 has confirmed a 3rd race in America might be happening from 2023, with the arrival of the Las Vegas Grand Prix.
A 3rd race within the States has lengthy been the purpose of senior figures throughout the sport, to capitalise on the game’s present reputation in one in every of its most vital international markets.
Miami joins the Circuit of the Americas on the calendar for 2022, however a Las Vegas avenue race had been rumoured for months, and the governor of Nevada confirmed final 12 months that talks had been held round placing ‘Sin Metropolis’ on the calendar, with an settlement having now come to fruition.
The race, which might be an evening occasion, will happen on a Saturday subsequent November fairly than the standard Sunday.
Liberty Media President and CEO Greg Maffei stated: “Iconic Las Vegas and Components 1, the top of motorsport, is the proper marriage of velocity and glamour.
“Our confidence on this distinctive alternative is clear in our choice to imagine the promoter function for the Las Vegas Grand Prix in partnership with Reside Nation.
“We couldn’t be extra excited to work with our native companions to create a marquee occasion. The potential of Components 1 has been effectively demonstrated during the last a number of seasons and the Las Vegas GP will solely take it to the subsequent degree.”
As for the format, the 6.12km observe compromises 14 corners with a high velocity of round 340km/h.
It options three straights, a high-speed cornering sequence and a single chicane part, with the Grand Prix to be run over 50 laps.
F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali added: “That is an unimaginable second for Components 1 that demonstrates the large enchantment and progress of our sport with a 3rd race within the US. Las Vegas is a vacation spot recognized world wide for its pleasure, hospitality, thrills, and naturally, the well-known Strip.
“There isn’t any higher place for Components 1 to race than within the international leisure capital of the world and we can not wait to be right here subsequent 12 months. I wish to thank everybody who helped ship this occasion, particularly Governor Sisolak, the Clark County Fee, Steve Hill on the LVCVA, and our native companions.”