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    Formula 1 will be hosting an all-day launch party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas this November, ahead of next year's Las Vegas Grand Prix.

    The free launch party – set for November 5 – will bring the spectacle of Formula 1 to the high energy of the famous Las Vegas Strip, and fans be be able to hear the roar of the engine, smell the burning rubber and witness the power of Grand Prix cars up close and personal as several F1 drivers will be doing demo runs and hitting high speeds in front of some of the world’s most iconic landmarks.

    Fans will also be able to take part in the Formula 1 Pit Stop Challenge, enjoy F1 Esports simulators, car and trophy photo opportunities, exclusive giveaways and much more.

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    The first 500 fans (aged 21 and older) to attend the festivities will be in with a chance to score a complimentary ticket for a private VIP celebration that night, featuring an intimate performance by The Killers.

    The line-up of festival activities includes:

    • 11:00 - The launch party begins with the Pit Stop Challenge, Esports Simulators, activations, car and trophy photo ops, and more
    • 17:50 - Live car run on Las Vegas Boulevard with drivers from Red Bull Racing and Mercedes
    • 18:30 - Drone Show above Caesars Palace
    • 18:45 - Introduction of drivers and teams on the Main Stage
    • 23:00 - Official after party with Alesso at OMNIA Nightclub

    Tickets for the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix, set for November 18, will go on sale soon.

    Last Vegas Grand Prix launch party

    “We are thrilled to welcome our fans to the launch of the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix," said F1 CEO and President Stefano Domenicali. "The Las Vegas Grand Prix is going to become a regular fixture in the city and on the global sporting calendar, so it is important to have local fans both celebrated and celebrating with us from the very start. This launch is a small but exciting taste of things to come over the next year when all the Formula 1 teams hit The Strip."

    Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Clark County Commissioner, said: “No destination is better prepared than Las Vegas to host an international event of the caliber of the Las Vegas Grand Prix. We look forward to showcasing our world-class travel and tourism facilities and customer service, and making this race the shining star of the Formula 1 schedule.”

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    Sean McBurney, Regional President of Caesars Entertainment, added: “We cannot wait to welcome Formula 1 fans from across the globe to Las Vegas and Caesars Palace. There is nowhere in the world like the Las Vegas Strip, and we know that working with the Formula 1 team, our city will provide a race experience that simply can’t be matched.

    "This November, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to give Formula 1 fans a taste of what’s to come with a launch party at Caesars Palace that combines the heart-pounding excitement of F1 with the excitement and spectacle that can only be found in Las Vegas.”

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    The 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix is set for the weekend of November 18