REPORTS: A Third United States F1 Grand Prix Could Come as Soon as 2023

Published 10/19/2021, 6:15 AM EDT
LE CASTELLET, FRANCE – JUNE 23: Start during the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on June 23, 2019 in Le Castellet, France. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images)


Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsport, is arguably the most famous racing series in the whole of Europe, having originated from the same continent. It is a known fact that F1 started off as the European Championship of Grand Prix Racing.

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And of course, most of the teams competing in the series are of the same region, including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Williams, and more. However, in recent years, it is quite evident that the sport is attracting a lot of American audiences, including investors.

Months back, F1 affirmed that Miami would be hosting an F1 race in May 2022. Well, here’s something even more interesting! It isn’t just Miami now, as another American city is eyeing a spot on the racing calendar by as early as 2023.

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Las Vegas set to host an F1 race?

Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world, is looking to add further entertainment by welcoming a Formula 1 event. Of course, it is yet to be confirmed, as the planning phase is likely to begin over the upcoming race weekend at the Circuit of The Americas.

According to the Sports Director of KLAS-TV, Chris Maathuis, a ‘group’ of members from Las Vegas will be attending the United States Grand Prix this weekend as a part of the exploration to host their own race weekend.

This is big!!! A group from Vegas is heading to Austin, Texas this weekend to explore the idea of bringing an F1 race to Vegas as early as 2023. That’s big-time racing #Formula1 near or on the strip. Wow!! More details coming,” he wrote on Twitter. 

Is it practical to host a race in Vegas?

Well, although likely, the organizers would have chaotic pre-weekend preparations. This is because Las Vegas is indeed one of the busiest cities in the United States alongside New York City.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Williams’ George Russell in action on first corner at the start of the race REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Hence, considering the Nevada city is quite narrow and jam-packed, overtaking would be a huge factor. The circuit might look like the one we currently have in Monaco. And on top of that, which other circuit would Las Vegas replace?

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F1 has already lost fabulous circuits like Istanbul Park, Hockenheim Ring, Sepang Circuit, Buddh International Circuit, and more. Hence, how many such racing tracks is F1 going to give up in a bid to promote street racing?

Let’s hear it from you. What do you think of this? Do you think this is fair enough?

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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