Las Vegas Formula 1 Race is Happening, Per Source
We’ll say it up front, sports aren’t entirely our wheelhouse. Las Vegas scoop, however, is.
So, we’re going to share what a reliable source says: Las Vegas is getting a Formula 1 race, and the announcement is currently scheduled for March 30, 2022.
Word of a possible Formula 1 race in Las Vegas first surfaced in a Las Vegas Review-Journal story back in January 2022. It was reported talks had been under way for six months at the time.
The speculation was Las Vegas could become F1’s flagship U.S. race.
It appears those rumblings have come to fruition.
Our source says the Las Vegas F1 race will happen in November, starting in 2023.
Formula 1 is a street race, so a big question has been which Las Vegas streets will the race involve?
We’re told the Las Vegas race will run from Tropicana to Wynn, around the under-construction MSG Sphere, down Paradise and back.
If Las Vegas must have more sports, this seems a pretty cool one to have, honestly.
The Review-Journal story said, “Race officials would have to pay for temporary road improvements on the Strip, mainly tied to sealing sewer manholes, as F1 race cars travel so fast those covers can be lifted out of the ground.”
Conclusion: Vroomball is badass.
This is apparently not the first F1 race held in Las Vegas. The circuit held the Caesars Palace Grand Prix in 1981-82 in the resort’s parking lot, according to the Review-Journal.
Rumors of a Formula 1 race in Las Vegas have made many race fans giddy, so they’ll no doubt enter a state of euphoria at the news the deal is done.
An F1 race would be great for Las Vegas, at least in terms of tourism. Traffic will be a mess, but Las Vegas doesn’t sweat over the small stuff.
F1 is loud, it’s fast and it’s a coup for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to have landed the race. Plural, from what we can tell.
You’ll know more when we do! Learn more about Formula 1 at the official Web site.