Vegas strip could be set up for F1 race
F1 and entities in Las Vegas are advancing closer to a deal to bring a race to The Strip, sources tell SBJ and an official announcement could be made in the first half of this year.
Sources report that talks have accelerated in recent months and that F1 and the city are now hammering out exact specifics and logistics of the race. F1, which is already adding a second U.S. race this year in Miami, is intent to continue its expansion and wants to run the race in Vegas as soon as next year, though sources cautioned that any delays in the talks could force the sides to wait till 2024.
F1 has been deep in talks for months with the city, the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and businesses around The Strip, and F1 execs have visited the area multiple times in recent months to try to get a deal done.
F1’s effort is being led in part by Global Director of Race Promotion Chloe Targett-Adams. Also involved is LVCVA President & CEO Steve Hill, who was part of a delegation from Vegas who went to the U.S. Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas last October. Joe Saward, a Europe-based F1 reporter, reported in November that “the plan is for the track to pass the famous dancing fountains" outside the Bellagio while running about a mile up The Strip to Wynn Las Vegas. Love the logistics of this.