The current Formula 1 season will feature the return of a glamorous destination: the Las Vegas GP.
Racing in the gaming capital of the world will return in style with a night race in November.
As a strategy to promote the grand prix, the Red Bull Racing team published a promotional video marking the three-month date for the start of activities in Nevada, in the United States.
One of the highlights of the video is the presence of a racing car on top of Caesar’s Palace, one of the most traditional hotels and casinos in the city.
The recordings of the announcement had already drawn a lot of attention at the end of last year, when fans spotted the car used by Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber in 2011, inside a casino.
It should be noted that the circuit scheduled for the Las Vegas GP will be over 6 kilometers long, 17 curves, two DRS activation zones, two chicanes and three straights – the longest of which is between turns 10 and 11. The race will have 50 laps.
Due to time zone issues, as the city is located on the west coast of the United States, the start will take place at 10:00 pm (local time) on Saturday, November 18th. In Brazil, the race starts at 3 am on Sunday.
History of the Las Vegas Grand Prix in Formula 1
According to GE, Formula 1 is considering this year’s race as the first Grand Prix in Las Vegas in history, however, the category has already passed through the city in the 1980s.
In 1981 and 1982, the race was held in another location, in the vicinity of Caesar’s Palace – in 2023, the GP will take place around the Las Vegas Strip, the street that concentrates the main attractions of the city.
Nelson Piquet even won his first world title in the race held in the North American city.
Currently, the United States is the only country to host three races of the Formula 1 season.
In addition to the Las Vegas GP, the country already hosts the Miami GP – held for the first time in 2022 – and the now traditional United States GP, at the Circuit of the Americas, in Austin (Texas).