The announcement of the new Las Vegas Grand Prix was expected, but the details about the Saturday race and track layout got F1 fans extra excited.
F1 is officially heading to Las Vegas with the new Grand Prix scheduled for November of 2023 on the Vegas strip.
It should be an incredible spectacle and a unique one, with the race set for Saturday night instead of the traditional Sunday run.
The announcement featured all the hubbub you’d expect from a city like Las Vegas.
While the introductory videos were cool, everyone was eager to get their eyes on the new track map for the Las Vegas race, which will indeed heavily feature the strip.
The city Las Vegas figures to benefit heavily from the Formula 1 world descending on it each year, which is the plan. There is a three year deal in place with the city, but the long-term goal is to continue the race well beyond that period.
F1 fans are largely excited but also split over the Las Vegas GP
Most fans were pretty thrilled at the idea of racing in Vegas.
There were some arguments about whether three races in the U.S. is too many. The Miami Grand Prix will debut this year while Austin’s Circuit of the Americas remains a fixture on the calendar.
The American audience for Formula 1 has arguably never been bigger with the growing popularity of Netflix’s Drive to Survive and the surge of F1 esports offerings. Clearly, the sport is looking to capitalize on that audience by increasing its presence stateside.