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F1 Las Vegas GP: All you have to know | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

Method 1 is headed to Las Vegas in November 2023, with a Saturday evening race alongside the well-known Strip.

Method 1 is returning to Las Vegas in 2023 after over 40 years, and this time round, the vehicles will race at evening on the long-lasting Las Vegas strip – taking full benefit of town’s neon spectacle. So what are you able to anticipate from the most recent addition to the F1 calendar? We run you thru all of the highlights:

F1 Las Vegas GP format

The 6.12km lengthy avenue circuit will weave its method by a few of Las Vegas’ most iconic motels – Caesars Palace and the Bellagio – and casinos alongside the well-known Strip. This might make it the third-longest observe on the calendar, behind Spa and Jeddah.

The observe will characteristic 14 turns, three straights, a high-speed cornering sequence and a single chicane part. Common speeds across the observe are anticipated to be corresponding to Monza – with high velocity across the 342kph mark. Because of this groups should convey the low downforce-spec vehicles right here.

Saturday evening race

Shifting away from custom, the Las Vegas GP shall be held on a Saturday, moderately than Sunday, with Saturday being a primetime slot for the US viewers.

So, every little thing will happen a day sooner than traditional. The primary two apply classes (FP1 and FP2) shall be held on Thursday, FP3 and Qualifying shall be on Friday, adopted by the race on Saturday.

F1 Las Vegas GP dates

F1 hasn’t introduced the dates for the race, however has confirmed that will probably be held someday in November 2023.

Forward of the race, the format shall be resurfaced to iron out bumps as a lot as potential. The vehicles will race down one aspect of the Las Vegas Strip to keep away from taking out the central reservation, however the observe remains to be anticipated to be round 12-15 metres broad.

Not the primary F1 race in Vegas

F1 had earlier raced in Las Vegas all the best way again in 1981 and 1982, however that short-term observe was constructed fully within the Caesars Palace on line casino’s automobile park.

Reflecting on the championship’s rising reputation within the USA, Las Vegas would be the third American observe on this 12 months’s calendar. The Miami GP avenue race will make its debut on Could 6-Eight this 12 months, whereas Austin’s Circuit of the Americas has now grow to be an F1 staple.

 

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