With the Grand Prix of the Americas fully consolidated, the United States continues to gain strength on the Formula 1 calendar. Just as Florida will enjoy the absolute debut of the Miami GP in 2022, so will Nevada the following season, with the Las Vegas GP. Vegas.
The “City of Sin” could host the penultimate race of 2023, according to the bets. What is clear is that it will be played on a Saturday in November starting at 10 pm. The layout will be street, although with news regarding the one known to early 80’s.
Designed by the most famous creator of tracks, the German engineer Hermann Tilke, it boasts three straights and 14 curves, along 3.8 miles (6.12 kilometers) in length. Unlike the more famous urban GP, the Monaco GP will allow top speeds of 340 kilometers (211 miles) per hour.
For the CEO of F1, Stefano Domenicali, the return of the Las Vegas GP after 40 years means an “incredible moment” for motorsport’s top series, which “demonstrates its enormous appeal and the growth of our sport”.
“Las Vegas is a destination recognized in the world for emotion and hospitality, there is no better place for F1 than the entertainment capital of the world,” said the former sports director of the Ferrari team.
The announcement generated positive reactions in the F1 drivers’ grid. One of the most incredulous but also enthusiastic was the Mexican Sergio “Checo” Pérez (RedBull). “Impossible… Are we going to run there?” He managed to say as soon as he heard the news. “It’s a fantastic place for F1, there are a lot of people having a good time (there),” he added.
The Spanish Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) did not hide his feelings either. “It is true? It’s happening? Good ”, he commented, still not believing it, with a shiver in between, motivated by maybe what I remember…