A letter of intent from the Las Vegas promoters registered within the ‘Sin Metropolis’ has leaked the tentative date for the 2023 F1 race within the metropolis.
The letter states that the race may very well be held in November 2023 and that promoters have signed an settlement with the Las Vegas Conference and Guests Authority (LVCVA) to handle and promote the occasion. The 17-page doc was leaked by a Twitter person and was authenticated by numerous information retailers.
The letter signifies that the F1 race in Las Vegas may very well be held near the Abu Dhabi GP on November 18, 2023, and will likely be slotted across the similar time for the subsequent 5 years via 2027. With an evening race scheduled, the doc additionally said that there can be no monitor exercise previous 4:30 AM (ET) and 1:30 AM (PT). It additionally reveals particulars about Liberty Cube, a brand new subsidiary that Liberty Media has set as much as handle the long-lasting night time race.
Revealing the industrial phrases of the occasion, the doc outlines necessities to handle the race, together with 900 marshals, 1,200 hearth extinguishers, 15 cranes, 18 ambulances, 18 ambulances, 5 medical intervention autos, and 5G WiFi capabilities for the Las Vegas GP.
The letter of intent has been signed by LVCVA President & CEO Steve Hill and Liberty Media Exec VP Renee Wilm and was dated March 28, 2022, earlier than the race was introduced. In accordance with the doc, LVCVA will decide to paying $6.5M yearly to help with numerous departments of managing the race, resembling public security, safety, volunteers, advertising and marketing assist, circuit development, and securing house within the Las Vegas Conference Middle.
F1 may have a 24-race calendar in 2023
F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has claimed that the demand for the game is excessive and that 2023 may have a 24-race calendar. Preferring to comprise the variety of races to a most of 24, the Italian prompt that there will likely be extra races than the present 2022 calendar, which options 22 rounds.
Sketching the main points of the discussions in regards to the calendar for subsequent season, Domenicali stated:
“We wish to preserve the proper circulate when it comes to effectivity world wide, to contemplate the wants of a calendar to be unfold out from March to November all world wide. The demand could be very, very excessive. We can not [say] something greater than what we’re saying as a result of we’re, in fact, finalising all the main points. However we for certain anticipate to have a few races greater than this yr, however lower than 25, that’s for certain.”
Regardless of the rising demand for F1 races, there was resistance from groups and drivers in opposition to the lengthy calendar, which will be extraordinarily rigorous for working personnel and logistically difficult as effectively. The present 2022 calendar has additionally been closely criticized for not being strategically deliberate.