The entertainment capital of the world might get a lot louder. The already attractive city Las Vegas are in talks with the leaders of Formula 1 to bring another Grand Prix to the States. The United States has the U.S. Grand Prix that is held in Austin, Texas and the F1 Miami Grand Prix that will have its first race in May of this year.
Formula 1 is one of the major international sports that have had a hard time cracking the U.S. market in years past, but with the Netflix documentary Drive to Survive, Formula 1 has gained some momentum.
Formula 1 will have 23 global races in 2022 and will probably add a few more stops in the coming years. Formula 1 races take place is some of the most spectacular location on the planet; settings like Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Miami, and Abu Dhabi. A race in Las Vegas only seems natural.
Although it hasn’t been done in a long time, Vegas held a Formula 1 race before. The last time the race was held in Vegas it was in 1982 when multiple drivers and fans complained about the track. This time around Formula 1 is looking to create a street-circuit on the Las Vegas strip. Undoubtedly, this type of track will pose huge logistical and financial constraints that will be tested if the race goes through.
With that being said, there are still questions whether or not a race in Las Vegas would take away the Cota race in Texas. I would bet my money on a Las Vegas Grand Prix putting up better ticket sales than the race in Texas.
Again, the talks of a Grand Prix returning to Las Vegas is still on going and we will see if Vegas gets a little louder in 2023.