Incredible new pics show how Las Vegas Grand Prix will look but most anticipated F1 race ever won’t be cheap
THE Las Vegas Grand Prix will take place for the first time ever later this year.
The Sin City race is scheduled for November and will see drivers fly across the famous Vegas strip.
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)Las Vegas will host a Grand Prix for the first time ever in November[/caption]
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)The MSG Sphere, right, will open in September and be located right by the race track[/caption]
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)The race will fly down the Vegas strip and be flanked by a huge grandstand[/caption]
New photos have now emerged showing how the Grand Prix will look in the west-coast state.
And it promises to be a stunning track fitted with a huge grandstand next to the start/finish line.
The race will zip by a number of Vegas landmarks including the MSG Sphere – which will open in September – as well as Treasure Island, The Mirage, the Bellagio Hotel and Caesars Palace.
The track design is 3.8 miles long from start to finish with top speeds estimated to be over 212 mph.
The race will fly by a host of Vegas’ famous landmarks
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)It promises to be an incredible setting for an F1 race[/caption]
There will be 50 race laps with three main straights and 14 corners, including a high-speed cornering sequence and a single chicane section.
However, the CHEAPEST three-day ticket is set to cost a whopping £418.
And while that will get you access to the Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it will still not secure you a seat in the stands.
They go on sale on March 24, but Paddock Club tickets are already sold out despite being listed at £12,500 per person.
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Speaking about the new track, Greg Maffei, Liberty Media President and CEO, said: “Iconic Las Vegas and Formula One, the pinnacle of motorsport, is the perfect marriage of speed and glamour.
“Our confidence in this unique opportunity is evident in our decision to assume the promoter role for the Las Vegas Grand Prix in partnership with Live Nation.
“We could not be more excited to work with our local partners to create a marquee event.
“The potential of Formula One has been well demonstrated over the last several seasons and the Las Vegas GP will only take it to the next level.”
F1 has attracted a huge following in the US, thanks largely to Netflix’s Drive to Survive series.
And Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula One, added: “This is an incredible moment for Formula One that demonstrates the huge 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, thrills, 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 and we cannot wait to be here next year.”
Reigning world champion Max Verstappen kicked off the 2023 season in dominant fashion with a comfortable win in Bahrain.
Team-mate Sergio Perez made it a one-two for Red Bull, with Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso in third.