Trackside – 2024 Las Vegas Grand Prix

Learn more about the trackside experience at the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix 2024 on November 21-23

Few Formula 1 events have received more international media coverage prior to hosting their first race than the Las Vegas Grand Prix. New for 2023, the Saturday night race takes place on a new street circuit – the Las Vegas Strip Circuit – which incorporates the famous Las Vegas Strip as part of its layout. 315,000 fans attended the inaugural running of the event in November 2023; despite issues with the track surface that curtailed much of the on-track action on the opening day, the race itself was one of the most exciting of the entire F1 season.

In addition to three nights of Formula 1 action on track, running from Thursday to Saturday, fans are able to soak up the Las Vegas atmosphere with a range of trackside activities and concerts. In 2023, performers included Major Lazer, Mark Ronson and Cirque du Soleil.

Las Vegas Grand Prix Access & Orientation

Unlike many of the other races on the Formula 1 calendar, your ticket for the Grand Prix only grants you access to the zone in which your chosen grandstand or viewing area is located. It is not possible to explore different areas of the Las Vegas Strip Circuit over the race weekend.

Visit f1lasvegasgp.com for an interactive version of this map.

Grandstands are located in the East Harmon Zone, the West Harmon Zone, The Mirage Zone and the T-Mobile Zone at Sphere. The latter zone is also where you’ll find the circuit’s General Admission offering. There are a number of other zones which are for those with hospitality tickets only, such as the Paddock Zone, the North Koval Zone, the South Koval Zone and the Hilton Grand Vacations Zone. The fanzones at the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix was open from 6pm daily.

MSG Sphere Zone at the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix. Visualization courtesy f1lasvegasgp.com

Rideshare and walking are the recommended methods of getting to the Las Vegas Grand Prix. Designated pick-up and drop-off points are located at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (closest to the start/finish straight and the East Harmon Zone) and the Hughes Centre (closest to the T-Mobile at Sphere Zone). Download the Las Vegas Grand Prix app for interactive maps and information on the best walking routes from the nearby hotels to your seats.

For further information about travelling to and from the Las Vegas Grand Prix, including information on getting from the airport to the city, check out our guide to local public transport.

Road closures at the 2024 Las Vegas Grand Prix

The following information is TBC for 2024

To accommodate the Grand Prix, a number of road closures are in place across the Grand Prix weekend in Las Vegas. Soft closures begin at 17:00 on each day of the race weekend (from Thursday to Saturday), before full road closures come into place from 19:00.

If you’re travelling from outside of the city, we recommend arriving well in advance of these closures in order to avoid disruption to your journey. Roads will re-open in the early hours – at 02:00 – each day. Live road closures can be tracked in the Las Vegas Grand Prix app (link above).

Prohibited Items at the Las Vegas Grand Prix

The following information is TBC for 2024

Prohibited items include animals (except for service animals), strollers, collapsible or non-collapsible chairs or stools, non-clear bags, professional film, photo or audio equipment, flags, banners, signs or promotional materials, and noisemakers, bells, whistles, megaphones, airhorns and vuvuzelas

Attendees at the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix should have bags no bigger than 12” x 6” x 12”. Your backpack should be clear plastic. Small bags which do not exceed 4.5” x 6.5” are also allowed. Be prepared for your bags to be searched upon entry to the circuit.

Smoking and vaping is allowed only in authorised smoking areas. Pets are not permitted, other than service animals.

2024 Las Vegas Grand Prix Schedule

  • The full 2024 Las Vegas Grand Prix timetable will not be published until 4-6 weeks before the race.
  • F1 has confirmed session times for the 2024 season, but only the start time of the Las Vegas Grand Prix was announced. The timing of practice and qualifying sessions have not been announced.
  • Note that the action takes place from Thursday to Saturday in Las Vegas.
  • All F1 sessions take place after dark. (Sunset in Las Vegas on race weekend is at approx. 16:30)
  • Gates open at 18:00 on each day of the event.
  • It’s not yet confirmed if there will be support categories in 2024. The inaugural No organized Las Vegas Grand Prix didn’t have any support categories
  • A special Opening Ceremony event took place from 19:30 on the Wednesday before the race. Read more here. TBC for 2024

Thursday, November 21

  • 18:00: Gates Open (TBC)
  • Formula 1 – Free Practice 1 (FP1)
  • Formula 1  – Free Practice 2 (FP2)

Friday, November 22

  • 18:00: Gates Open (TBC)
  • Formula 1  – Free Practice 3 (FP3)
  • Formula 1 – Qualifying

Saturday, November 23

  • 18:00: Gates Open (TBC)
  • 19:50-20:20: Formula 1 Drivers’ Parade (TBC)
  • 20:30-21:00: Pre-Race Show (TBC)
  • 21:38-21:48: Driver Introductions & National Anthem (TBC)
  • 22:00-00:00: Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix 2024 (50 laps or 120 minutes)

Will there be a Pit Lane Walk at the 2024 Las Vegas Grand Prix?

There was no organized pit lane walk for regular ticket holders at the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix. However, guests in the Formula 1 Paddock Club hospitality suite are normally able to participate in up to three pit lane walks each evening on race weekend.

Las Vegas Grand Prix Concerts

There will be headline concerts on all three nights of the Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend. Mark Ronson, Maor Lazer and J Balvin were the confirmed headliners, with a host of further performers having also been announced, including Kylie Minogue and Nile Rodgers. Concert headliners are TBC for 2024.

The performances take place in the T-Mobile Zone at Sphere, in front of one of the city’s newest landmarks – the Sphere. Only ticket holders from the T-Mobile Sphere Zone can attend the concerts. In addition to the musical acts, quintessential Las Vegas shows from Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group will be wowing audiences over the race weekend throughout the circuit.

Las Vegas Grand Prix Food & Drink

Fans at the Las Vegas Grand Prix with grandstand seats tickets in the East Harmon Zone, West Harmon Zone and T-Mobile Zone at Sphere enjoyed all-inclusive complimentary food and non-alcoholic drink options (water and soft drinks) throughout the weekend at the inaugural race The food offering was curated by Wolfgang Puck Catering and included a “selection of globally inspired cuisine”. TBC for 2024.

Complementary food options included a beef rib grilled cheese melt, birria tacos and chicken salad. Vegetarian options included a “shake ramen” with tofu or jackfruit loaded tater tots. Read a description of the complementary food offering in Adam’s Travel Report from the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix.

Alcoholic drinks in the fanzones were priced between $12 for Heineken Silver/Lager (16oz or 470ml) up to $27 for a double premium spirit (vodka, tequila, bourbon, rum, gin, also 16oz or 470ml). Stated prices didn’t include sales tax, and cashless payments only were accepted. Check out all the drink prices from 2023.

Learn more in our detailed guide to attending the 2024 Las Vegas Grand Prix.

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