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The 3.8-mile circuit will be the third Formula 1 race in the US next season, joining Austin and Miami

Formula 1 will gain a third US-based race from 2023 after organisers agreed to stage a Las Vegas Grand Prix. 

The race will take place on a Saturday evening in November. It will run for 50 laps of a 3.8-mile circuit that has three main straights and 14 corners, past some of the city’s famous landmarks, casinos and hotels. 

Las Vegas is the most recent Formula 1 race addition for the US. It joins Austin, which has been part of the calendar since 2012, and Miami, a new race that will make its debut in May this year. 

F1 says the addition of a third race in the US “highlights the huge enthusiasm and excitement in the US for Formula 1 as the sport continues to grow its global fan base.”

Stefano Domenicali, president and CEO of F1, said: “This is an incredible moment for Formula 1 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 1 to race than in the global entertainment capital of the world and we cannot wait to be here next year.” 

The last time Las Vegas was used for a grand prix was in 1982, when the car park of the famous Caesars Palace casino was transformed into a 2.2-mile circuit. 

The addition of Las Vegas means the F1 race calendar now extends to 23 races. The current Concorde Agreement between the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and Formula 1 teams allows for up to 24 races per year.

No agreement has been made yet for a 24th race, but South Africa has been touted as a potential location.

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Peter Cavellini 31 March 2022

But, if they were all as exciting as the last two?, there's definitely better racing, no processional stuff either, everyone is racing each other, last year back markers are now moving up to the middle grid or better.

david RS 31 March 2022
Too many gp nowadays.