Hamilton, Perez, Russell and Albon to headline Las Vegas Grand Prix Launch Party
Las Vegas will be returning to the Formula 1 calendar next season – and to tee up next year's race, Caesars Palace will be hosting an all-day launch event this week to give fans a taster of the action to come.
The free launch party – set for this Saturday, November 5 – will bring the spectacle of Formula 1 to the high energy of the famous Las Vegas Strip, and fans will be able to hear the roar of the engines, smell the burning rubber and witness the power of Grand Prix cars up close and personal.
Not only that, but four of the sport's star drivers will be there to join the fun. Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will be joined by his Mercedes team mate George Russell, Red Bull's four-time Grand Prix winner Sergio Perez, and Williams racer Alex Albon.
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 line-up of festival activities includes:
- 1100 – The launch party begins with the Pit Stop Challenge, Esports Simulators, activations, car and trophy photo ops, and more
- 1750 – Live car run on Las Vegas Boulevard
- 1830 – Drone Show above Caesars Palace
- 1845 – Introduction of the drivers and teams on the Main Stage
- 2300 – Official after party with Alesso at OMNIA Nightclub
"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."
For more information, visit the official race website here.