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F1 Gets Decade-Long Green Light for Races in Las Vegas



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The Clark County Commission granted Formula 1 an annual event status, with a unanimous vote, allowing it to stay in Las Vegas until 2032 at minimum.

The decision made by voting opens the door for a decade-long run of the sport on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, as it currently holds a three-year agreement valid until 2025.

This November, F1 will make its way to Nevada’s city for a debut street race, set to happen on a Saturday night. The race will take place on a new circuit.

The city aims to become a staple in the future on the race schedule, as it will host the second-to-last round of the 2023 season.

The Clark County Commission disregarded the 120-day application deadline for special events on Las Vegas streets for the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, set to occur every Wednesday to Sunday in the week leading up to Thanksgiving in November from 2023 to 2032.

Project manager Terry Miller stated his anticipation for F1 reaching record-breaking speeds during the race on the circuit.

“The track will feature 17 turns and reach speeds of 212 miles per hour, a precise measurement according to the engineers,” said Miller. “I get excited every time I think about it, not 215, 218, but exactly 212 miles per hour.”


“I believe we will set a new speed record for Formula 1 in Las Vegas,” Miller said.

Modifications have been made to the original track layout, with the sweeping right-hander of Turn 6 now featuring a chicane.

Last year, F1 acquired a substantial piece of land in Vegas, which is being utilized to build the paddock facilities.

The new facility will boast a massive F1 logo on the roof, serving as a LED screen that can be seen by travelers flying into the city.

“Miller stated that the full magnitude of the building cannot be fully comprehended until one experiences it firsthand on the premises.”

“Miller further noted that the building spans 1000 feet in length, surpassing the size of three American football fields, and spans 100 feet in width, equivalent to two football fields.”

“Miller went on to say that the structure is quite imposing in both its dimensions and aesthetic, blending seamlessly with the surrounding environment.”


The motion received a full consensus, with James B. Gibson, Chairman of the Clark Country Commission, envisioning a “long-lasting” partnership with F1.

“Gibson noted the significance of the three-year contract with Formula 1 and anticipates a prolonged and enduring collaboration between the two.”

“Gibson stated that the favorable vote clears the path for a decade-long partnership and he is optimistic that future leaders will acknowledge the worth of this decision and sustain it indefinitely.”

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