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The Circuit

What You Need To Know

If there’s one place in the world that encompassed the glitz, glamour and entertainment of Formula 1, then it’s almost certainly Las Vegas.

New in 2023, the world’s greatest motor racing spectacle tore along the Vegas Strip in a stunning global showcase - a triumph for the sport.

Fact File: Las Vegas Grand Prix

  • The new Vegas circuit is very different circuit to that of previous years; a 17-corner (11 to the left, six to the right), anti-clockwise 6.201km high-speed blast through the most famous streets of Las Vegas including the Strip.

  • The track is the second-longest on the calendar, only shorter than Spa-Francorchamps.

  • Owing to the slower corners though where the cars take longer to navigate, drivers will spend just over 66% of the lap at full throttle.

  • The set-up trade-off will be ensuring that top speeds are not compromised while the car retains good mechanical grip and downforce for the low-speed corners, such as Turns 1-4, Turns 7-9, Turn 12, and Turns 14-16.

The temporary circuit is not be the first to have hosted F1 cars for a World Championship race.

Back in 1981 and 1982 the Caesar's Palace Grand Prix – based in the parking lot of the famous hotel – played host to the season finale.

  • First GP
    2023
  • Circuit Length
    6.201km

Insight: Getting Ready for Las Vegas

“The Las Vegas race is a huge operation,” explains Victoria Johnson, Marketing Operations Director. That is true both on and off track for the team. It is one of the most anticipated events in the sport’s history and will present unique challenges.

“In terms of planning, it takes about a year to deliver a race such as Las Vegas,” Victoria continues. Grands Prix such as this, and Miami, “have given us new marketing opportunities and new audiences to tap into. The team have put a huge investment into both of these races.”

That includes a three-storey Mercedes hospitality offering overlooking the track called ‘Vegas Club’. It’s a massive logistical undertaking but one that will re-invent what is possible in terms of on-event guest hosting.

For the team focused on running the cars, Vegas will be just as challenging an operation. “The temperature is due to go down to four or five degrees Celsius overnight. That is very unusual for an F1 race,” explains Sporting Director Ron Meadows. Riccardo Musconi, Head of Trackside Performance, adds: “Another challenge is going to be the time zone. We are going to be working on a Suzuka schedule, so Japanese Grand Prix times but in the US. The people back at the factory will be turning up to work at 2am.”

There are other factors to consider too. “It is going to be a brand-new surface. We don’t know exactly what the aggregate type will be. Nobody will know until we turn up in Vegas and start driving around. I think this will be the key element of the weekend,” Riccardo continues.

Las Vegas Track Guide