Las Vegas GP 2023: When to watch practice, qualifying, grand prix and opening ceremony as F1 takes over The Strip | Formula 1 news

Las Vegas GP 2023: When to watch practice, qualifying, grand prix and opening ceremony as F1 takes over The Strip |  Formula 1 news

The long-awaited Formula 1 Championship returns to Las Vegas with a spectacular weekend of entertainment under the lights of The Strip; Watch every session of the Las Vegas GP live on Sky Sports F1, with the lights going out for next Sunday’s race (November 19) at 6am

8:58, United Kingdom, Saturday 11 November 2023

It’s finally here! Watch live on Sky Sports as Formula 1 makes its long-awaited return to Las Vegas in what promises to be one of the most exciting sporting events of the year.
After months of wondering what it would be like to see the world’s best race cars on the Las Vegas Strip, the wait is almost over. Formula 1 returns to Las Vegas for the first time since the 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix, with a brand-new circuit winding through some of the city’s most iconic landmarks set to provide thrilling spectacles under the lights.

World champion Max Verstappen arrives looking for a record-extending 18th win in his historic title campaign, but admitted there were many unknowns at the penultimate Grand Prix of the season.

Combined with the brand-new circuit, the expected low temperatures on the evening in which qualifying and the race will take place are expected to make for significant unpredictability.

As Formula 1 heads to Las Vegas for the next race, Max Verstappen has given his thoughts on racing along the famous track!

Behind Verstappen, Sergio Perez stands on the verge of achieving Red Bull’s top two places in the drivers’ standings to accompany the constructors’ title. Meanwhile, Mercedes is looking to protect its 20-point lead over Ferrari, as it seeks a big boost in prize money that will be made available by clinging to second place in the constructors’ standings.

With an eight-hour time difference between Las Vegas and the UK, night sessions on The Strip will start early in the morning for Sky Sports F1 viewers, providing the perfect breakfast-time entertainment.

As well as the three practice sessions, qualifying and the race being shown live on Sky Sports, there is the added bonus of the opening ceremony being broadcast on Thursday, with performances from John Legend, and Journey.

– Watch the star-studded opening ceremony at 1:45pm on Thursday, November 16

Qualifying starts at 8am on Saturday 18 November, with preparations starting at 7am

The Las Vegas Grand Prix starts at 6am on Sunday, November 19, with preparations starting at 4.30am.

Top 10 drivers’ championship ahead of the Las Vegas GP

driver a team points
1) Max Verstappen Red Bull 524
2) Sergio Perez Red Bull 258
3) Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 226
4) Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 198
5) Lando Norris McLaren 195
6) Carlos Sainz Ferrari 192
7) Charles Leclerc Ferrari 170
8) George Russell Mercedes 156
9) Oscar Piastri McLaren 87
10) Lance Stroll Aston Martin 63

The top five constructors’ championship ahead of the Las Vegas GP

a team points
1) Red Bull 782
2) Mercedes 382
3) Ferrari 362
4) McLaren 282
5) Aston Martin 261

When to watch the Las Vegas GP live on Sky Sports F1 only

Thursday 16 November

  • 5:30 a.m.: Driver press conference (replayed at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.)
  • 1:45 p.m.: Las Vegas Grand Prix opening ceremony

Friday 17 November

  • 4 a.m: Las Vegas GP Practice One (session starts at 4.30am)
  • 7:45 AM: Second Las Vegas GP practice (session starts at 8am)
  • 9:15 AM: Formula 1 Show: Las Vegas

Saturday 18 November

  • 4:15 AM: Third Las Vegas GP practice (session starts at 4.30am)
  • 7 a.m.: Preparing for Grand Prix qualifying in Las Vegas
  • 8 a.m.: Las Vegas GP qualifying
  • 10am: Ted’s Qualified Notebook

Sunday 19 November

  • 4:30 a.m.: Sunday: Las Vegas Grand Prix
  • 6 a.m.: Las Vegas Grand Prix
  • 8am: Checkered flag: Las Vegas GB reacts
  • 9am: Ted’s Notebook

Get ready for the big event: Formula 1 in Las Vegas! Watch drivers race along the Strip, past landmarks such as Caesars Palace and Bellagio, on Formula 1’s newest street track. Watch the entire Las Vegas GP weekend live on Sky Sports F1 from November 17-19. Stream F1 on Sky Sports with NOW

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