The new Formula 1 season is now in full swing, and it promises to be another sensational season with a duel between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc. Nevertheless, the organization is already looking ahead to the next season, because then the Formula 1 circus will travel to Las Vegas for a Grand Prix on the famous Las Vegas Strip!
Since 2012 there has been an annual Grand Prix in the United States, except for 2020. For the past ten years, the United States GP has been held at the circuit in Austin, where last year Max Verstappen took victory. This year, a second Grand Prix in the United States will be added, as the F1 circus will travel to Miami in May.
Due to the growing popularity of the sport in the United States, there have been rumors about a new Grand Prix at a special location: the Las Vegas Strip. The first rumors of a Formula 1 race in Las Vegas came out in late January.
The Las Vegas Review Journal wrote then that there had been talk for six months about a possible race in the gambling city. At that time, it was not clear whether the race would be in 2022 or 2023. In early March, the rumors became more persistent, and it seemed that an announcement would not be long in coming.
True fans, then, knew what to expect when Formula 1’s Twitter account posted a teaser Wednesday night. In the teaser not everyone could see what the news would be about, but in the reactions it soon became clear what was going to happen.
A few hours later came the official confirmation. Around half past four in the night of Wednesday to Thursday, the organization of Formula 1 officially released the news.
Stefano Domenicali, F1 CEO, is very excited about the new Grand Prix in Las Vegas:
“This is an incredible moment for Formula 1 showing the enormous appeal and growth of our sport with a third race in the US. Las Vegas is a destination known around the world for its excitement, hospitality, excitement and of course the famous Strip. There is no better place for Formula One to race than in the global entertainment capital of the world. We can’t wait to be here next year.”
When exactly will the new Formula 1 season start?
It seems likely that Formula One will take place in Las Vegas on Saturday, November 25, 2023, the weekend after Thanksgiving. The Grand Prix will then start in the evening, so don’t miss this amazing event!