Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023: Everything you need to know about the race

The Grand Prix will gut through the heart of the city on the Las Vegas Strip on November 18

Alonso Martínez
Max Verstappen's car in São Paulo (Brazil) on November 3.
Max Verstappen's car in São Paulo (Brazil) on November 3.Sebastiao Moreira (EFE)

In the 2023 Formula 1 season, drivers will navigate a brand-new circuit in Las Vegas, incorporating the city’s finest attractions, including the renowned Strip.

Las Vegas previously featured two F1 races, known as the Caesars Palace Grand Prix, in 1981 and 1982. The city served as the backdrop for the season finale on both occasions, witnessing victories by Alan Jones for Williams in 1981 and Michele Alboreto securing his first F1 win for Tyrrell in 1982. Meanwhile, Nelson Piquet and Keke Rosberg clinched the championship in ‘81 and ‘82, respectively, with fifth-place finishes. Now it’s the time for a new circuit that will put the driver’s talents to the test.

When is the Las Vegas Grand Prix?

The Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023 will take place on Saturday, 18 November. However, the event lasts three days. The first two days, the pilots have two practices, and a qualifying race, while the race takes place on the third day.

Where will the Las Vegas Grand Prix be held?

Las Vegas Strip will host the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023. Situated in the center of Las Vegas, the recently established 6.2-kilometer street circuit features 17 turns and meanders past renowned landmarks such as Caesars Palace, the Bellagio, and the Venetian. Anticipated to reach average speeds comparable to Monza, also recognized as F1′s ‘Temple of Speed,’ the circuit is poised to deliver an abundance of thrilling action and overtaking opportunities.

Tickets for the Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023

Formula One fans can purchase their tickets for the Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023 on the official website. Various ticketing choices are accessible for the Las Vegas weekend, spanning from VIP packages to grandstand seating and general admission.

Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023 schedule

This is the three-day schedule for the Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023:

Thursday, 16 November and Friday, 17 November

The first round of practice will take place on Thursday, starting at 8:30 p.m. PST The session will end at 9:30 PST. The event will continue throughout dawn with the second practice starting Friday at 12:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m.

Friday, 17 November and Saturday, 18 November

The third session of practice will start the following evening at 8:30 p.m. finishing at 9:30 p.m. This will be followed by the Qualifying round, which will begin on Saturday, 18 November at 12:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m.

Saturday, 18 November

The main race for the Las Vegas States Grand Prix 2023 will take place on Saturday evening at 10:00 p.m. (PST)

Where to stream the Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023?

ESPN and ESPN Deportes will broadcast the Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023. It will also stream through F1 TV Pro.

Where to stream the Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023 outside the U.S.?

Formula 1 has an extensive list of every channel that will broadcast the Las Vegas Grand Prix outside of the country.

Is there an American F1 driver?

Yes. American Logan Sargeant drives for the Williams racing team. He was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has a long racing career. He started in karting in 2008 and later entered Formula 4, Formula Renault Eurocup, FIA Formula 3 and Formula 2 before joining the Williams Driver Academy, then becoming a driver for the team.

He made his Formula One practice debut with Williams at the 2022 United States Grand Prix, being the first American driver to take part in a weekend session since Alexander Rossi in 2015. On November 21, 2022, it was announced that Sergeant would be driving for the 2023 season.

Until now, Sergeant has had 20 starts in Formula 1 but has not received any wins nor podiums. He has 1 point in the current championship. He is the first American driver to score a point in Formula One since Michael Andretti at the 1993 Italian Grand Prix. His highest race finish was 10th place.

F1 2023 driver standings

Here’s the F1 line-up in their current positions in the 2023 Formula One Championship:

  1. Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing - 524pts
  2. Sergio Pérez, Red Bull Racing - 258 pts
  3. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 226 pts
  4. Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin - 198 pts
  5. Carlos Sainz, Ferrari - 195 pts
  6. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari - 192 pts
  7. Lando Norris, McLaren - 170 pts
  8. George Russell, Mercedes - 156 pts
  9. Oscar Piastri, McLaren - 87 pts
  10. Lance Stroll, Aston Martin - 63 pts
  11. Pierre Gasly, Alpine - 62 pts
  12. Esteban Ocon Alpine - 46 pts
  13. Alexander Albon, Williams - 27 pts
  14. Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri - 13 pts
  15. Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo - 10 pts
  16. Nico Hulkenberg, Haas F1 Team - 9 pts
  17. Daniel Ricciardo, AlphaTauri - 6 pts
  18. Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo - 6 pts
  19. Kevin Magnussen, Haas F1 Team - 3 pts
  20. Liam Lawson, AlphaTauri - 2 pts
  21. Logan Sargeant, Williams - 1 pts
  22. Nick De Vries, AlphaTauri - 0 pts

Sign up for our weekly newsletter to get more English-language news coverage from EL PAÍS USA Edition

More information

Archived In

Recomendaciones EL PAÍS
Recomendaciones EL PAÍS