Guide to everything that you need to know ahead of F1’s inaugural trip to Las Vegas for the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix.
This trip marks F1’s return to Las Vegas in 41 years – having previously held the Caesars Palace Grand Prix between 1981-82, but the race this time will take place on the actual streets of Las Vegas.
Across in the drivers’ standings, Sergio Perez can secure the vice-champion title and complete a Red Bull one-two at the top of the championship, with the Mexican needing to avoid being outscored by Lewis Hamilton by seven points.
Now, here is everything that you need to know ahead of 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix.
Circuit: Las Vegas Street Circuit
Race Distance: 310.050km
Tyre Compounds: C3, C4 & C5
Schedule (UK Time)
|Friday 17 November||FP1||4:30am|
|Friday 17 November||FP2||8:00am|
|Saturday 18 November||FP3||4:30am|
|Saturday 18 November||Qualifying||8:00am|
|Sunday 19 November||Race||6:00am|
Four Key Pointers
- Maximising track time will be key to unlocking performance and understanding the tyre degradation around this new circuit.
- With track temperatures forecast to be cold, drivers will face a tricky test of their tyre warm-up skills to extract maximum lap time and get tyres up to temperature quickly.
- Brakes could also face the brunt of the cold weather forecast with not many braking zones for drivers to generate tyre temperature, which could lead to several lock-ups across the weekend.
- Mercedes will look to nail their setup and tyre management across the three practice sessions, having struggled in Brazil with their tyre degradation.