Formula 1 Las Vegas City Grand Prix: Race Preview, Schedule, Circuit, Music

Formula 1 Las Vegas City Grand Prix: Race Preview, Schedule, Circuit, Music

Ero Samson
November 15, 2023 at 8:47 AM
  • Formula 1 heads back to the United States for round 21 of the 2023 season
  • The Las Vegas strip is set to host one of the most iconic races in F1 history
  • Sports Brief compiled an extensive preview of the Las Vegas Grand Prix

Formula 1 is making its third appearance in the United States this year, marking a significant return after 40 years to the vibrant city of Las Vegas for the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix.

The newly designed 3.85-mile-long street circuit winding around the iconic Vegas strip is poised to host a race that holds immense historical significance for the sport.

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Max Verstappen, Fernando Alonso and Lando Norris during the F1 Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace. Image: Michael Potts.
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This weekend's Grand Prix poses a unique challenge for all teams, potentially setting the stage for the coldest race in Formula 1 history, with temperatures expected to plummet to as low as five degrees Celsius, as reported by Sports Illustrated. Further adding to the complexity, there's a chance of rain on Friday, which could further intensify the racing conditions.

Despite Max Verstappen and Red Bull having already secured the 2023 F1 Drivers' Championship and Constructors' title, they remain the favourites at the Las Vegas Street Circuit.

However, the stakes are high for the rest of the field, particularly for Sergio Perez, who is still contending with Lewis Hamilton for the second spot in the drivers' standings.

As the excitement unfolds, Sports Brief is dedicated to keeping you informed. In this piece, we provide a comprehensive preview, insights into what to expect, and the race schedule for the Las Vegas Grand Prix.

Las Vegas Grand Prix Schedule

The 2023 Formula 1 Las Vegas City Grand Prix spans from November 16 to November 18, featuring various sessions and events scheduled across three days.

Thursday, November 16:

Practice One at 20:30 (GMT-8)

Friday, November 17:

Practice Two at 00:00 (GMT-8)

Practice Three at 23:30 (GMT-8)

Saturday, November 18:

Qualifying at 00:00 (GMT-8)

Grand Prix race at 22:00 (GMT-8)

Las Vegas Grand Prix Preview

The inaugural Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix, taking over 'Sin City' this weekend, is poised to become one of F1's most iconic street races. This event, the third in the United States this year after races in Miami and Austin, marks the first race in Vegas since 1982.

The Las Vegas Grand Prix is set to be a fixture on the F1 calendar for the next decade, representing a centrepiece of the sport's recent expansion into America.

Distinguished from other night races like Bahrain and Singapore, every session at the Las Vegas Grand Prix will be conducted under the dazzling lights of the night.

With both championships already decided, hopes are high for drivers to unleash their full potential and put on a spectacular show for what is anticipated to be one of the most exciting and extravagant Grands Prix in the history of the sport.

Las Vegas GP Circuit Information

- Circuit name: Las Vegas Strip Circuit

- Length of lap: 6.201km

- Lap record: N/A

- Total number of race laps: 50

- Total race distance: 310.05km

Las Vegas GP Music

As reported by F1LasVegas, the 2023 Grand Prix promises a plethora of concerts, with various artists headlining each day of racing. J Balvin, DJ Pee, Wee, Major Lazer, Mark Ronson, A-Trak, John Legend, Keith Urban, and Andra Day, among other music superstars, are set to enhance the Grand Prix experience with their performances.

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Max Verstappen sets Formula 1 record

In a previous report, Sports Brief stated that Verstappen set a new Formula 1 record with his victory at the Autodrome Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit.

The Dutch driver, who had already broken the record for the most consecutive victories, added another milestone thanks to a commanding win on the night.

Verstappen will now shift his focus to the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, aiming to extend his records in what can only be described as a season of success.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).
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