LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Fans who want to watch the Las Vegas Formula 1 race now have a date and it’s the week before Thanksgiving.
According to the Formula 1 2023 calendar, the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix race will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. There is an asterisk by that date stating it is “subject to FIA circuit homologation” which means an FIA inspector must do a verification of the safety level of the track.
The Las Vegas event is just one of 24 races scheduled in 2023. According to a news release from Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, Formula 1 takes over the Las Vegas Strip from Nov. 16 – 18, 2023. There will be a four-day-and-night sports and entertainment program that will set a new standard for F1 races.
“The Las Vegas Grand Prix is going to take F1 race weekends to the next level. Staging a Grand Prix in the sports and entertainment capital of the world has allowed us to plan a truly spectacular celebration that has never been seen in our sport before, in the greatest arena on earth,” said Formula 1 CEO and President Stefano Domenicali.
Entertainment will be woven in throughout the four-day event which will start with the unveiling of the new Paddock Building on Nov. 15, a practice on Nov. 16, qualifying on Nov. 17, and the race on Saturday night, Nov. 18.
The track design is 3.8 miles long and top speeds are expected to reach 212 mph. There will be 50 race laps with three main straights and 17 corners, the release said.