Las Vegas Grand Prix: A Spectacle Returns to the Entertainment Capital
One of the most highly anticipated moments of the season has finally arrived—the Las Vegas Grand Prix. After more than 40 years, Formula 1 makes its return to the entertainment capital, this time on a brand new circuit that winds through the city streets. With its location and excitement, there is no doubt that this event will exceed all expectations.
As a new track, the anticipation for this race is at its peak. The drivers are unfamiliar with the circuit, and many have admitted to facing challenges while learning its intricacies. Even Max Verstappen, the main rival to beat this year, confessed during the Brazilian GP press conference that he had crashed into the walls in the video game. Now, we eagerly await to see what unfolds in real life.
Aston Martin Seeks Redemption
Fernando Alonso and Aston Martin enter this event with renewed motivation after their podium finish in Brazil. The Silverstone-based team opted to combine various components they had been using throughout the season to achieve the best configuration at Interlagos. Coupled with Alonso’s exceptional performance, they managed to reclaim their spot at the top.
However, with a new circuit, they will have to wait until Friday to see if they can replicate their success. One thing is certain—they will give it their all. Aston Martin aims to regain fourth place in the Constructors’ World Championship, a position they lost to McLaren during their recent slump. Yet, it won’t be an easy task as McLaren currently holds a 21-point advantage.
Ferrari’s Quest for Fortune
The Scuderia did not achieve the desired result in Brazil. Despite having high hopes pinned on Charles Leclerc, who started from the front row of the grid, the Monegasque driver collided with the wall during the formation lap. Consequently, the team’s fate rested solely on Carlos Sainz, who could only manage a sixth-place finish.
Nevertheless, with two rounds remaining, Ferrari still has a chance to secure the runner-up position in the constructors’ championship. Their rival, Mercedes, also left Interlagos dissatisfied due to configuration issues that hindered their competitiveness. As a result, both teams will strive for the best possible outcomes in Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi to win the battle.
Where to Watch the 2023 F1 Las Vegas GP
The Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix can be watched on TV via DAZN. Alternatively, you can follow the urban circuit event on Movistar+ through the DAZN F1 channel. And, of course, you can stay updated with all the happenings of the 21st event in 2023 on MARCA.com and Radio MARCA.
Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023 Schedule
Friday, November 17:
- Free Practice 1: 5:30 AM – 6:30 AM
- Free Practice 2: 9:00 AM
Saturday, November 18:
- Sprint Free Practice 3: 5:30 AM
- Sprint Qualifying: 9:30 AM
Sunday, November 19:
- Race: 7:00 AM (50 laps)