It’s almost time for Formula 1’s first race on the famous Las Vegas Strip. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of attending the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix on November 16-18!
Very few races in Formula 1 history have had as much hype as the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix. It may be the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, but it isn’t Formula 1’s first visit to Sin City. The Caesars Palace Grand Prix took place in the early 1980s on the parking lot of the famous hotel – whereas the new event takes place on The Strip itself.
Officially announced in March last year, the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix is set to be one of the biggest spectacles ever seen in Formula 1, as the cars race around the city’s famous landmarks, from the iconic Bellagio Fountains to the recently opened MSG Sphere. Unlike every other race on the 2023 calendar, the Las Vegas Grand Prix uniquely runs from Thursday to Saturday.
With around 100,000 tickets available per day, a weekend attendance figure somewhere in the region of 300,000 is expected at the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix. While that’s the number of grandstand, general admission and hospitality tickets expected to be sold, the number of people in the city soaking up the atmosphere will likely be much higher.
Read on for all you need to know ahead of attending the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix!
Limited 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix Tickets Still Available
Yet to secure tickets for the race? Tickets for the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix have been in high demand since first going on sale late last year. Most ticket categories for the event have sold out, but a limited number of grandstand seats and hospitality packages remain available in our ticket shop.
All-inclusive hospitality packages are also available from F1 Experiences, Formula 1’s official ticket package partner. As well as premium trackside hospitality, these packages include other perks such as pit lane walks, paddock tours and exclusive appearances by famous faces from the world of Formula 1.
How to Get to the Circuit
There are plenty of ways to get around in Las Vegas – from car, to taxi or Uber, or even limousine (it is Vegas, after all!). If you’re staying in one of the many hotels close to the circuit, it may be easier to simply walk to the track for each day of F1 action. Race organisers are strongly encouraging those able to walk to the track to do so.
We have further details on public transport in Las Vegas – such as bus, tram and even monorail – in our guide to getting around in Las Vegas over the race weekend. Official shuttle services for Grand Prix attendees will likely be on offer, but details are yet to be announced.
Note that a number of road closures will be in place to accommodate the Grand Prix weekend – be sure to check before making travel plans. Further information is available in the post linked above.
TOP TIP: Download the official Las Vegas Grand Prix app for interactive maps which will help you find your way to your designated ticket zone. The app will also show real time road closures.
How Much Will a Trip to the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix Cost?
Tickets for the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix are not cheap. In fact, the average cost of 3-day tickets for this event are the most expensive of any of the 23 planned races on the 2023 Formula 1 calendar. The average cost of 3-day tickets in Las Vegas is $1,667 – a whopping $554 more than the average cost of tickets for the Miami Grand Prix, second on the list.
General Admission access to the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix is cheaper than the equivalent at the Miami Grand Prix but grandstand tickets are much more expensive than at any other race on the calendar. Tickets for the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix cost almost a third of the average monthly wage of local residents.
With this being Vegas, it’s unsurprising that some hotel resorts have capitalised on Formula 1’s presence and have offered ticket packages at much higher prices. Among the most expensive are a $5 million ‘Emperor Package’ from Caesars Palace resort and a million dollar package from Wynn Las Vegas.
We estimate that the average fan will spend a little over $3,000 on a trip to the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix. That price includes 3-day grandstand seats, a three night stay in a local three star hotel, plus daily spending money. Check out our Budget Planner for more details on what you can expect to spend at the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix.
Visiting Las Vegas for the first time? Make sure you’ve covered all you need to know – from visas to staying safe and more top tips – in 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix Travel Basics.
Trackside at the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix
The 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix is one of the only races on the Formula 1 calendar at which the F1 cars will be the only on-track action of the weekend. The race weekend comprises of two practice sessions on Thursday night, final practice and qualifying on Friday night and the Grand Prix itself on Saturday night. Unusually, qualifying and the race will actually take place on the same day. Qualifying begins at midnight on Saturday, with the race following 22 hours later!
Don’t forget that the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix kicks off with a special Opening Ceremony on the starting grid from 19:30 on Wednesday November 15. The special event will feature musical performances from a stellar line-up of acts plus appearances by all 20 Formula 1 drivers. Access to the event is included for 4-day ticket holders, while single day tickets for Wednesday can be purchased in our ticket shop.
The T-Mobile Zone at Sphere is the place to be for all the trackside entertainment – including headline performances from Mark Ronson, Major Lazer and J Balvin across the race weekend. Quintessential Las Vegas shows from the likes of Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group will also be entertaining the crowds.
All-inclusive food and (non-alcoholic) drink is available to those with grandstand seats in the East Harmon Zone, West Harmon Zone and T-Mobile Zone at Sphere all weekend. For further information about accessing the track, prohibited items and the full schedule, check out our fully updated 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix trackside guide.
Off Track in Las Vegas
With the racing action taking place at night, there’s plenty of time during the day to soak up the biggest and best attractions in Las Vegas! As you’d expect, there are a whole range of special events taking place across the city in the lead up to the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend. Learn more in our guide to what’s happening in Vegas on race weekend!
Aside from the casinos, there are unique shopping experiences, a myriad of museums and plenty of natural wonders further afield in Nevada. We’ve rounded up the top places to visit away from the circuit in our guide to what to see and do in Las Vegas!