Formula One is Coming Back to Vegas


Joseph Romano, Staff Writer

Formula 1 is an open wheel racing series that is loved by millions of people worldwide. Formula 1 is the most prestigious open wheel racing event that you can be a part of. There are other competitions in open wheel like F2, F3, F4, but the best of the best are in Formula 1. Formula 1 takes place every year and they travel to different countries such as Monaco, Spain, Canada, Austria, the United States and many more locations. In the United States, the races are in Austin, Texas at the Circuit of the Americas, Miami, and now, Las Vegas on the Vegas strip.

The last time there was a race in Las Vegas was back in 1982 at the Caesar’s Palace Grand Prix. Formula 1 will light up the sports and entertainment capital of the world on November 16-18, 2023. It will be an unforgettable race cutting right through the neon heart of the city on the Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas Grand Prix’s 3.8-mile track will weave past world-famous landmarks, casinos and hotels as drivers push their luck to breaking points at speeds of up to 212 mph. This will be the biggest race of the year. There was a huge attendance at the Miami race and loads of huge celebrities like Tom Cruise, Vin Diesel, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. The Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix paddock building is set to be completed a month before the race kicks off. Plans call for the 300,000-square-foot paddock structure is to be completed around the beginning of October, according to Terry Miller of Miller Project Management. This team is leading the construction of the paddock building. F1’s parent company, Liberty Media, is spending about $500 million on the paddock site, the building and land purchase. The 1,000-foot-long, 100-foot-wide, four-level structure will be the main hub of race activity. The race’s start and finish line, driver pits, grandstands and luxury spectators’ areas will be included in and around the site.

As a huge F1 fan, it would be amazing to attend a race in Las Vegas or Miami, but unfortunately the tickets sell for an astronomical price. I don’t understand how so many people can afford to spend over $1,000 per race just to attend. Watching it on TV is so thrilling and entertaining. Watching the Vegas race will be a monumental moment bringing back one of the most popular cities for Formula 1 racing.