In this file photo, the famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada neon sign is seen in the evening.
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Formula One will return to Las Vegas next year with a race on the famous Las Vegas Strip.
The Grand Prix will be held on a Saturday night in November, presumably in the vicinity of Thanksgiving, the track traverses some of the city’s most legendary landmarks, hotels and casinos.
The track design is 3.8 miles long from start to finish and has a top speed of over 212 miles per hour.
There will be 50 race laps with three main straight and 14 angles, including a high-speed cornering sequence and a single chicken segment.
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1, said: “This is an incredible moment for Formula 1, which shows the huge appeal and growth of our sport with the third race in the United States.
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“Las Vegas is a destination known worldwide for its excitement, hospitality, thrills and of course the famous strip.
“There is no better place for Formula 1 races in the world’s global entertainment capital and we can’t wait to be here next year.”
The third race of F1 in the United States with Miami and Texas Grand Prix will be set in Las Vegas Neon Night.
Vegas had previously hosted two F1 Grand Prixes in the 1980s, but instead of the Strip, they were held in the parking lot of the Caesars Palace Hotel.
Last week, Dominic told Sky Sports F1’s Martin Brandel that Africa could race in the future with the growth of the calendar.
F1 is set for a record 23-race calendar this year but the current Concord agreement, which runs until 2025, allows 24 races per season.
South Africa’s Kyalami Circuit – which Lewis Hamilton recently returned to F1 – last hosted a race in 1993 and was raised as an alternative.
“On top of America, on top of China, I think it’s likely to happen in Africa soon,” Dominic said.
“There’s a lot of interest out there. It’s definitely another area that is still missing in the geography of our calendar.”