Las Vegas GP: Formula 1 confident Saturday night street race is ‘perfect’ addition to calendar

Formula 1 is adding third US race from 2023 with the Las Vegas GP, which will see cars race along the famous strip at night; 10pm local start means an early race for UK viewers but Stefano Domenicali says earlier start would be “total mistake”

Last Updated: 01/04/22 2:04pm


David Croft is excited by the Las Vegas Grand Prix that will take place in November 2023

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David Croft is excited by the Las Vegas Grand Prix that will take place in November 2023

David Croft is excited by the Las Vegas Grand Prix that will take place in November 2023

Formula 1 boss Stefano Domenicali says holding the Las Vegas Grand Prix on a Saturday night is the “perfect time” and is confident that a third race in the United States will only boost the sport’s popularity.

F1 confirmed on Wednesday that from 2023 they will be racing in Las Vegas, with the famous Strip forming a unique backdrop for a street race that will see cars speed past the sights at around 212mph.

In a break from Sunday’s race day tradition, the Grand Prix is set to take place on a Saturday night in November, at 10pm local time.

“I think that is a perfect time and a perfect slot for that event in this context,” said Domenicali, the sport’s CEO and president.

Following the news that Las Vegas will host a F1 Grand Prix from 2023, Formula 1 drivers reacted to the new night race. Credit: F1 Twitter

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Following the news that Las Vegas will host a F1 Grand Prix from 2023, Formula 1 drivers reacted to the new night race. Credit: F1 Twitter

Following the news that Las Vegas will host a F1 Grand Prix from 2023, Formula 1 drivers reacted to the new night race. Credit: F1 Twitter

That slot means a potential 5 or 6am start time for UK fans, although Domenicali insisted that having the race at

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