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United States Will Host Three F1 GP For The First Time In 38 Years – Frontstretch.com

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – JUNE 19: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 leads Carlos Sainz of Spain driving (55) the Ferrari F1-75 during the F1 Grand Prix of Canada at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 19, 2022 in Montreal, Quebec. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202206191161 // Usage for editorial use only //
Editor’s Note: This article on three U.S. Grand Prix races on the 2023 Formula One calendar is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff.
As we know, Formula 1 has been able to grow at a rapid rate over the years, with the sport becoming more and more popular with global audiences. More and more fans from all over the world are now tuning in to see the world’s best drivers all compete against each other in the quest to become World Champion.
Indeed, the sport has experienced a notable increase in popularity across the United States, with fans in locations such as Maryland continuing to clamor for a race to be held in their state so they get to see their favorite racers all compete.
However, while Maryland is not a location that F1 will be visiting anytime soon, those in America are set for a treat in the upcoming 2023 season. A third race will be added to the U.S. schedule for the first time in almost 40 years!
Indeed, the racing is coming to the bright lights of Las Vegas, Nevada! Sin City is no stranger to hosting a Grand Prix, with it having held an event between 1981 and 1982. However, it will be only the second time America as a country has ever held three GPs in one year; admittedly, it’s more than any other country ever does.
The race that is set to take place in Las Vegas has been designed to be a street course, with the circuit being a temporary fixture that has been planned to include the Las Vegas Strip. According to plans, the track is expected to consist of a distance of 6.116 km (3.8 miles). With a total of 50 laps thought to be in the pipeline, this would see drivers compete across a distance of 305.775 km (190 miles) as they race past the neon lights and the many incredible and world-renowned landmarks Sin City is known for.
A date is yet to be confirmed for the event, although it is expected to take place around the weekend of Nov. 17-19, 2023. If this race is to be implemented, it would then see the event take place after the Miami GP (May 7) and Austin (Oct. 22).
Fans in Maryland and across the U.S. will then get the chance to be able to go and experience F1 on three different occasions, where they can see the likes of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton go against each other for glory, while also seeing Red Bull Racing and Mercedes clashing in the race for constructor points as they look to be the best on the grid, too.
It will be interesting to see how the inclusion of this race affects F1’s popularity in America. It is no secret the sport has been growing at a rapid rate in this country, with more and more fans beginning to tune in to watch the action live.
Additionally, with the continued expansion of sports betting in locations such as Maryland, the F1 has subsequently been able to grow in popularity as it presents a number of opportunities for fans to get involved that they may not have had previously.
Indeed, BetMGM Maryland offered betting lines for the recent United States GP as an example, with the sportsbook providing punters within this particular state the chance to get some of the most competitive odds across a variety of different markets.
Naturally, with a number of ways in which fans can enhance their racing experiences, it is perhaps hardly a surprise that so many believe we could see a race in Las Vegas help to further enhance the overall appeal of the sport across the U.S.
As we know, there are now two races held in America as things stand, with the first being the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Tex. – which has been held since 2012 – while the second is the Miami Grand Prix, which made its debut on the calendar earlier this year.
The two races have both proven to be extremely popular with fans, as large crowds attend both events to watch the on-track action unfold. Indeed, the Austin race is often considered as one of the best on the entire F1 calendar, with drivers, teams and fans all praising the event for its great atmosphere and stunning setting. Indeed, both races have even seen fans from Maryland travel down to the race, turning the weekend into a mini-vacation where they get to enjoy themselves as well as one of their passions.
The popularity of these two races – as well as a number of others held across the world – have seen F1’s viewing figures continue to grow at an impressive rate. In fact, according to recent reports, the sport’s global TV audience grew by a significant amount. The report also found that there was a notable increase in viewing figures from the U.S., too, with the number of people watching the sport live rising in a significant way. It’s extremely positive news for the sport and its organizers, as it proves that there is a real interest in F1 from those in America.
With this in mind, then, one could argue that adding a third race to the U.S. schedule could help to further increase F1’s popularity across the country, as more and more people would be given the opportunity to watch the sport live.
It is worth noting, however, that some may feel that having three races in America could be detrimental to the sport’s growth in other parts of the world, as it could lead to more focus being placed on the U.S. market at the expense of others.
Only time will tell whether or not a third race in America would be a positive or negative move for F1, but it is certainly an interesting topic for discussion. However, there is no doubt that many are looking forward to seeing the racing take place all over Las Vegas next year!
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