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First Look at Formula 1 Course Planned for Las Vegas

  • About a mile of the Las Vegas Strip is planned to be utilized as part of the circuit.
  • Caesars Palace is expected to serve as the start/finish line, according to rendering obtained by FOS.
Design: Alex Brooks

Formula 1 cars will race along about a mile of the Las Vegas Strip when the series returns to Sin City in 2023, according to a rendering of the circuit obtained by Front Office Sports on Friday.

FOS reported Thursday that the Thanksgiving weekend date had been settled on by officials. An announcement is expected in the coming weeks.  

Key Landmarks Near Course

The street circuit will incorporate many notable Las Vegas landmarks.

  • The start-finish line will be located outside Caesars Palace.
  • Its main straightaway will run in between Wynn Las Vegas and The Cosmopolitan
  • The route will take drivers past the famous fountains in front of the Bellagio

Shutting off that much of the Strip is rare, and the logistics of such will require partial closures of Las Vegas Boulevard days before the race to install safety barriers and other equipment. 

The precise length of the course has not been determined, but it’s expected to be around the same size as the Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix.

That circuit will have a 3.3-mile length when it debuts in May.

The Caesars Palace parking lot was used to comprise the circuit of Formula 1’s prior Las Vegas events in 1981 and 1982.

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