F1 returns to Las Vegas after a four-decade absence

File photo: A general view of Las Vegas casinos on March 18, 2020, after Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak shut down all unnecessary businesses, including casinos in the center of the state economy, as part of a move to spread the novel coronavirus in Las Vegas, Nevada.

File photo: A typical view of Las Vegas casinos Reuters / Steve Marcus

Las Vegas will host a one-night Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2023 along its iconic strip, with top sports officials describing the event as “an incredible moment.”

The race returns to the city for the first time since 1982 and will become the third Grand Prix in the United States in next year’s F1 calendar, along with Miami and Austin.

“This is an incredible moment for Formula 1, showing the enormous appeal and growth of our sport with the third race in the United States,” said Stefano Domenicali, president of Formula 1.

“Las Vegas is a destination known worldwide for its excitement, hospitality, thrills and of course the famous strip. There is no better place for Formula 1 races in the global entertainment capital of the world. ”

The race will take place on a Saturday night in November.

The track is expected to be 3.8 miles (6.12 km) long from start to finish, with a maximum speed of 212 miles (342 km / h).

It will take you to the most famous landmarks, hotels and casinos in the city.

There will be 50 laps with three main straight and 14 angles, including a high-speed cornering sequence and a single chicken segment.

“The perfect marriage of iconic Las Vegas and Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport, speed and glamor,” said Greg Maffey, president of Liberty Media, which owns F1.

Las Vegas hosted two F1 races in Caesar’s Palace Car Park in 1981 and 1982, when Watkins Glenn in New York lost his rights two decades later.

The Miami Grand Prix will debut on May 8 this year while the United States Grand Prix will be held on October 23 in Austin, Texas.

The famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway previously hosted the US Grand Prix between 2000 and 2007.

This year will be the first time the United States has staged two races since Dallas and Detroit in 1984.

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