Written by Andrew Lwanga, Edited by Tanishka Vashee
Formula 1 could be gearing up a return to Sin City with various reports describing the series's return to Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review Journal reported earlier in the week that agreements on the location of the race between Formula 1 and the State of Nevada had been reached.
As per the reports the race is thought to take part on a street circuit as a night race and would in part run through the famous Las Vegas strip.
Rumours of a return to Vegas started in October 2021 when Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak confirmed he'd had discussions with Formula 1 officials over the possibility of hosting a Grand Prix.
“I’ve had the opportunity to meet recently with Formula One leaders and I’ve appreciated their time on this topic. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the silver state is quickly becoming the entertainment as well as the sports capital.” said Sisolak.
Formula 1 last raced in Vegas in 1982 with the race taking part around a temporary 2 mile circuit in the car park of Caesar's Palace hotel. The race was scrapped after it proved to not be the great draw it was anticipated to be and turned into great financial losses for the hotel.
Three decades on though, the sport of Formula 1 has had a massive resurgence in the United States with the 2021 United States Grand Prix drawing in 400,000 spectators.
Should Las Vegas return to the F1 calendar it will be the third venue to host a race in the United States alongside Austin and Miami. With F1 boss suggesting that he would not be hesitant in dropping historical races held in venues across Europe and other reports suggesting that the Belgian and French Grand Prix could both be dropped it might not be too long before it's Lights Out in the City Of Lights.
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