Las Vegas approves plan to hold F1 race until ’32

Permission was given to host the Las Vegas Grand Prix on the city’s iconic Strip until 2032 after the Clark County Commission accepted a proposal to secure the event’s long-term future.

The inaugural event in November will be the first of a three-year agreement, but a decision by the Clark County Commission on Tuesday opened the door to making the Grand Prix a permanent event.

“I think it’s important to note that we have a three-year contract with Formula One, but we’re looking at a lifetime partnership,” said Clark County Commissioner James Gibson.

“This will pave the way for being able to do this for at least 10 years. And then, I’m sure those who come after us will see the value of what we’ve done and will continue to do it forever.”

The ordinance also granted certain waivers, including the use of South Las Vegas Boulevard, on the grounds that the closure occurs “Wednesday through Sunday, the week before the 2023-2032 Thanksgiving holiday in November.” The wording indicates that the current race date towards the end of the F1 season will remain unchanged.

Unusually for Formula 1 racing, Las Vegas has to host its event on a Saturday night – a rarity on the calendar where a Grand Prix takes place on Sundays.

The race will feature some of the city’s most famous attractions, hotels and casinos, and Formula 1 itself has invested heavily in paddock construction and promotion of the event.

On the 3.8-mile (6.2-kilometer) track, cars will flicker past Caesars Palace, the Bellagio Fountains and Mandalay Bay, and the globular MSG Sphere.


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