After a 41-year absence from the Formula One calendar, the teams will head to the Silver City in November for the first ever race on the brand-new Las Vegas Street Circuit.
Winding its way past landmarks such as Caesars Palace and the Bellagio, the Las Vegas Grand Prix will take place at night on a fast-paced, 6.12km street circuit which incorporates a huge 1.9km flat-out section down the iconic Las Vegas Strip.
The counter-clockwise circuit boasts 17 corners taken at breakneck velocity, with average speeds expected to be similar to the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, nicknamed Formula One's Temple of Speed.
The best overtaking opportunity is likely to be the heavy braking zone at the end of the 1.9km straight, turning into a tight left-hander before another short straight down Harmon Avenue.
|Las Vegas Grand Prix
|Las Vegas Street Circuit, United States
|Sunday November 19 at 1 AM ET
|How to watch
The Las Vegas Street Circuit is located in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, with the temporary street circuit incorporating the famous Strip and winding its way past iconic Vegas attractions such as Caesars Palace, the Bellagio and the Venetian.
The Las Vegas Street Circuit is a brand-new track designed and built specifically for the 2023 Grand Prix and future events.
The Las Vegas Street Circuit is a 6.12km (3.80 miles) street circuit featuring 17 corners and a long, 1.9km (1.18 miles) flat-out section running straight down the famous Las Vegas Strip.
2023 will be the first Formula One race held at the Las Vegas Street Circuit.
This is not the first time Formula One has held a Grand Prix in Las Vegas, though, with two races being staged in the city back in 1981 and 1982.
On both occasions, the event was named the Caesars Palace Grand Prix.
The Las Vegas Grand Prix is currently the only event scheduled to be held at the Las Vegas Street Circuit, although there is the potential for the circuit to be added to the Formula Two and Formula Three calendars in the future.
Las Vegas is situated in the Mojave Desert of Nevada but, with the Grand Prix scheduled for November, temperatures will be colder than expected.
The average daily high temperature in Las Vegas in November is around 67 degrees Fahrenheit but it is the lows that the teams will be interested in.
With the Las Vegas Grand Prix being a night race, temperatures could potentially fall as low as two degrees Celsius, which could pose a problem for the drivers as they struggle to warm up their tyres and battle with the physical demands of such a low temperature.