Speaking at the launch of the Las Vegas Grand Prix, F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali said: “This is an incredible moment for Formula 1 that demonstrates the huge appeal and growth of our sport with a third race in the US. Las Vegas is a destination known around the world for its excitement, hospitality, thrills, and of course, the famous Strip.
There is no better place for Formula 1 to race than in the global entertainment capital of the world and we cannot wait to be here next year. I want to thank everyone who helped deliver this event, especially Governor Sisolak, the Clark County Commission, Steve Hill at the LVCVA, and our local partners.”
No announcement has been made as to whether an existing race will lose out in order for the Las Vegas F1 race to take place. But with an agreement that no more than 24 races can be held in a season and with Qatar and Vegas set to join and the Chinese Grand Prix having a contract it seems certain that one of F1’s traditional locations will lose out.