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Formula 1 Coming to Las Vegas

  • Formula 1 is coming to Las Vegas, sources confirmed to Front Office Sports.
  • The race could become F1's flagship contest in the U.S.
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Formula 1 is coming to Las Vegas with the first race slated for Thanksgiving weekend in 2023, a source with knowledge of the event told Front Office Sports.

The global racing series is expected to make the announcement in the coming weeks.

  • Las Vegas could become F1’s flagship race in the U.S. The series is established in Austin, and will debut in Miami in May.
  • The expectation is that the race would use part of the city streets, in and around the Las Vegas Strip, with pedestrian bridges used as viewing areas.

F1 has also shown interest in New York, though it’s unclear if it plans to add a fourth U.S. race anytime soon.

Messages left by FOS with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority were not immediately returned.

Africa Next?

“On top of America, on top of China, I think there is a potential also to be in Africa soon,” F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali told Sky Sports.

South Africa’s Kyalami circuit, which last hosted a race in 1993, is under consideration, with support from star Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali said he can envision riding the series’ surging popularity to 30 total races. The 2022 season will have 23 Grand Prix contests.

Domenicali also said that he has had several requests to add new teams, including from American racing legend Michael Andretti, but he likes the current structure of the tournament.

Editor’s note: A.J. Perez contributed to this story.

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