Las Vegas Welcomes Formula 1
The glittering lights of the Las Vegas Strip will soon be accompanied by the thrilling tones of Formula 1 engines reaching speeds of up to 212 miles per hour. The inaugural Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix will take place on November 16, 17, and 18, with exciting events leading up to and in celebration of the race. Las Vegas is the third city in the United States to participate in the 2023 Formula 1 calendar, joining Miami, Florida, and Austin, Texas. With all the intense energy, flashy racing liveries, glitz, and glamour, the event will dazzle long-time race fans and those new to the sport.
The Formula 1 Driver’s World Championship dates back to 1950 at Silverstone in England and has spent decades captivating spectators of all ages across the globe. The scene will be set in Las Vegas, with the street race beginning and ending off East Harmon Avenue outside Virgin Hotels. The 20 drivers will make their way through the 3.8-mile track as it runs across Koval Lane, around the MSG Sphere, and up Sands Avenue, into a sharp left turn onto Las Vegas Boulevard. Here drivers will be reaching the top speeds of the race as they zoom past the incredible backdrop of Treasure Island, Harrah’s, The Mirage, Flamingo, Caesars Palace, Paris, the Bellagio Fountains, and Planet Hollywood. Another left turn will be made at City Center, taking the drivers back up Harmon Avenue towards Virgin Hotels. The race consists of 50 laps and will take place at 10:00 p.m. on the evening of November 18th, which is another thrilling feature as it is only one of six races that will take place at night out of the 23 races that make up the season. The 10:00 p.m. start time is one of the latest on the 2023 calendar, allowing the 12 million plus glittering lights of the Las Vegas Strip to guide the drivers’ path.
The resort corridor has gone to great lengths to ensure this will be one of the most opulent events, with a vast array of fan offerings. These include dedicated grandstands with accessible seating and services, nightly entertainment, all-inclusive food and beverage packages (can you say Wolfgang Puck?), and more. Virgin Hotels is the official entitlement sponsor of the East Harmon Zone, which overlooks the starting grid and finish line. This area will also include the Skybox, boasting a classic Vegas Rat Pack theme complete with Prohibition-Era cocktails to toast the start of the race.
Wynn Resorts, an official founding partner of the event, will be furnishing the exclusive Grid Club, a VIP luxury viewing area for fans to view the race and interact with the drivers. Wynn Resorts also has the Paddock Club, which runs adjacent to Las Vegas Boulevard and will host more fans than any other zone. Wynn offers multiple packages, but the Million Dollar All-Access Experience truly stands out! Fans will be enveloped in luxury from arrival to departure with every single amenity the Wynn resorts have to offer, along with 24-hour butler service, a walk of the pit lane into each Formula 1 team’s garage, VIP track and paddock tours, a Hot Lap with a professional driver to experience the track speeds firsthand, and so much more.
Across the boulevard, Resorts World is celebrating its Asian roots by offering the alluring 888 Lucky Package, giving guests the star treatment with ultimate hospitality gestures. It includes two suites and four deluxe rooms to recharge before enjoying a custom styling/tailoring session, spa treatments, luxury transport to the Paddock Club, and a VIP after-party with bottle service at Zouk Nightclub. The resort also has multiple packages to indulge fans’ need for speed, such as the Legacy, Pole Position, and Starting Line Experiences, to name a few.
The Formula 1 race promises to be a spectacular display of fanfare and luxury in the heart of the world’s entertainment capital.
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