One of the most eagerly-anticipated races in recent Formula 1 history takes place this weekend.
The 20 drivers on the grid will be hoping to strike it lucky on the Las Vegas Strip as the United States of America stages its third Grand Prix of the season.
It’s fair to say the current campaign has been lacking drama as Max Verstappen has been utterly dominant, but this weekend could provide plenty of thrills and spills as a brand-new track and cold weather threatens to mix things up.
In order to fully capture the Las Vegas nightlife vibe, the race is set to take place late on Saturday night, which means an early start time for viewers in Britain and Ireland.
Formula 1 bigwigs didn’t exactly think things through, however, as late start times for qualifying and the race means temperatures will drop because Las Vegas is situated in the Nevada desert.
The threat of chilly conditions means the drivers face a proper challenge to get heat into their tyres, which in turn could lead to crashes aplenty. Safety car driver Bernd Mayländer will be busy!
Crucially, there will be action on the world-famous Strip as a large portion of the Las Vegas Boulevard has been incorporated into the street track, promising top speeds in excess of 210mph.
Formula 1 odds are on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise everything you need to know about the Las Vegas Grand Prix can be found below.
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Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023 start time
Qualifying for the Las Vegas Grand Prix takes place at 8am on Saturday, November 18.
It is lights out and away we go for the race at 6am on Sunday, November 19.
Practice 1: Friday (4:30am)
Practice 2: Friday (8am)
Practice 3: Saturday (4:30am)
Qualifying: Saturday (8am)
Grand Prix: Sunday (6am)
Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023 track
The Las Vegas street circuit is set to rival Monza for the title of fastest on the Formula 1 calendar. The anti-clockwise track features 17 corners but a 1.2m straight along the Strip means top speeds could reach 212mph.
DRS Zones: 2
Track Length: 3.85m
Top Speed: 212mph
Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023 weather forecast
The Canadian Grand Prix in 1978 is the coldest-ever race in Formula 1 history as the temperature reached a low of five degrees celsius.
While the pre-race chatter has been about Las Vegas challenging that record, the mercury is only tipped to plunge to 13 degrees celsius for qualifying and the race.
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