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Las Vegas GP

The Las Vegas Grand Prix is the newest addition to this year’s race calendar and can be considered one of the most expected races of the year and it will be making its first return to the city since 1981 and 1982. With all the glitz and glamor that the city of Las Vegas has, this grand prix has a lot to offer.

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Why the Las Vegas Grand Prix was added:

The Las Vegas Grand Prix was added to this race calendar due to the rising popularity of Formula 1 in the United States. Las Vegas is a high profile city filled with entertainment so it seemed fitting to add one of the most intense sports there as a point of attraction. The city of Las Vegas, similar to Monaco, is known for its casinos, clubs, and exotic nightlife. Which makes it the perfect spot for not only the spectators but drivers to enjoy the city.

Las Vegas Grand Prix Weekend Schedule:

The race for the city of Las Vegas will take place on Saturday night at 10 pm PST. For this race weekend, the routine will be free practice one on Thursday from 8:30-9:30 pm, free practice two on Friday from 12 am-1 am , free practice three on Friday from 12 am-1 am , qualifying on Saturday from 12 am-1 am and finally the race will be held on Saturday at 10 pm PST.  The hour time difference that most drivers are not used to is sure to make this race interesting.

What to expect from the Las Vegas Grand Prix:

Glitz, glamor, and lights are what can be expected from this week’s race at Sin City. To start off the week, Netflix is hosting the “Netflix Cup”, in which four drivers and four professional golf players will be paired up and participate in a golf tournament at the Wynn championship golf course. There will also be an opening ceremony on Nov.15, where many star studded celebrities will be in attendance and perform as well. There is also the Jack Daniel x Metro Boomin party that is an exclusive invite only event that will happen on Nov.16. Gordon Ramsay will also host a dinner for guests at the Hell’s Kitchen at Caesar’s Palace.

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Although most of the action seems to be happening off the track, the track itself is a sight for sore eyes. The track is considered to be the third longest track of the season. The track includes 17 corners and two DRS zones. The most exciting turn of the track is considered to be turn 13 which is right on the Las Vegas Strip. Drivers are expected to take that corner flat and reach a total of about 342 kph. The turn down the strip will allow the drivers to experience the flashing neon lights along with breathtaking scenery like the Venetian gondoliers and Campanile Tower, the Eiffel Tower and Paris balloon, and finally the Bellagio fountains and the Mirage volcano.

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The Las Vegas Grand Prix is one to be memorable due to the high anticipation around it all year. The electric energy of the city of Las Vegas makes for a perfect atmosphere for the upcoming Grand Prix. Make sure to tune in this Saturday night to see if the race lives up to the hype.

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