Race car driver burning rubber at the Las Vegas Grand Prix Launch Party.

About the Grand Prix in Las Vegas

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The Ultimate Race is coming to Las Vegas for the first time in almost 40 years. This highly anticipated race in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Grand Prix, will take place in November 2023. Officially titled the "Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023", twenty world class drivers will race an exciting new street circuit around the Las Vegas Strip and passing by some of Sin City’s most famous landmarks such as Caesars Palace, the Bellagio Fountains, and more!

The city's bustling streets will transform into a thrilling racetrack, attracting racing enthusiasts from around the globe. The race features high-speed action, precision driving, and a festive atmosphere. Whether you're a die-hard fan or simply seeking an exhilarating experience, the Las Vegas Grand Prix won't disappoint.

At the present time, there is huge interest in the race worldwide and, in particular, the Las Vegas race. Many large hotels in Las Vegas have bought up blocks of tickets and packaged them with rooms, making scoring individual tickets even more difficult. Presently, it looks like a race weekend package, with a room at a Las Vegas hotel room, will cost north of $10,000!

If you are lucky enough to get a ticket to the Las Vegas Grand Prix, you will have access to a designated zone and will be treated to exclusive, Vegas-style entertainment, as well as food and drink options throughout the course of the weekend's race.

The good news is Papillon is offering a number of Race Las Vegas Helicopter Packages so you can have a bird’s-eye-view of the racetrack, the pits and grandstands, and the hundreds of thousands of spectators that have descended onto the city for the return of racing to the Entertainment Capital of the World!

It will be a grand return to bring the Las Vegas Grand Prix back to Sin City. Las Vegas did host a race event in the past, known as the Caesars Palace Grand Prix. The Caesars Palace Grand Prix was held from 1981 to 1982 on a temporary street circuit in the parking lot of Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino.

When is the Las Vegas Grand Prix

The Las Vegas Grand Prix Race Weekend will take over Sin City November 16 to November 18, 2023. November 16 and November 17 are practice days for the twenty drivers. Saturday, November 18 will feature both qualifying and the featured Las Vegas Grand Prix race! With a 10 pm local start time, it will light up the entire Las Vegas Strip with 200 mph energy!

Formula 1 race car driver on the Strip during Launch Party for Grand Prix Las Vegas.

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Best Places To Watch the Las Vegas Grand Prix

The Las Vegas Grand Prix is being divided into several zones for the race and tickets grant attendees entry to one designated zone. Tickets are sold with either three, four, or five day access. Grandstand tickets are mainly sold with three day access. General Admission and Grandstand tickets include all-inclusive stadium food and non-alcoholic beverages, while Hospitality tickets include all-inclusive gourmet cuisine and alcoholic beverages.

The Las Vegas Grand Prix track layout zones consist of:

  • East Harmon Zone - (the last corner of Turn 1) and opening corners (Turns 1-3) of the circuit. This zone hosts a number of grandstand ticket options that will provide some of the most exciting and affordable views of the track.
  • West Harmon Zone - the cheapest grandstand tickets available. The grandstands are largely located on the straight before the final Turn 17.
  • South Koval & North Koval Zones- no grandstands located in these small zones but a number of private suites and shared hospitality tickets, which start at $8,000 for a three-day ticket, are located here.
  • MSG Sphere Zone - located between turns 5 and 9, this is the main general admission location. Six massive grandstands offer three-day general admission tickets here.
  • Paddock Zone - is VIP area is located inside the track and consists of private hospitality suites.

Depending on your budget, the best places to watch the Las Vegas Grand Prix are probably the East Harmon Zone (for grandstand tickets) or the VIP Paddock Zone if your budget is much larger!

A map of the Las Vegas Strip showing the race track for Formula 1 Grand Prix in red.

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Las Vegas Grand Prix Travel Guide

As you prepare for an adrenaline-filled experience at the Las Vegas Grand Prix, make sure to explore everything this vibrant city has to offer. From world-class entertainment to stunning natural wonders, there's something for everyone for their F1 experiences. Here are a few things to do before, during, and after the race, as well as recommended tours to enhance your race week . For more race weekend ideas, check out our full Las Vegas guide.

Before the Race:

  1. Explore the Las Vegas Strip: Take a stroll down the iconic Las Vegas Strip, home to extravagant hotels, dazzling casinos, and world-class restaurants. Admire the city's architectural marvels and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.
  2. Visit the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign: Capture a memorable photo at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, an iconic symbol of the city. Located at the south end of the Strip, it's a must-visit spot.
  3. Enjoy a Helicopter Tour: Experience the breathtaking views of Las Vegas from above with a helicopter tour. Papillon Helicopters offers various Las Vegas tours, including those that take you over the Strip and offer a bird's-eye view of the city's landmarks.

During the Race:

  1. Watch the Race: Get ready for heart-pounding action as you witness the Las Vegas Grand Prix firsthand. Cheer on your favorite drivers and feel the excitement as they zoom past at incredible speeds.
  2. Attend After-Race Parties: Las Vegas is known for its legendary nightlife. After the race, explore the city's vibrant club scene and attend exclusive after-race parties, where you can mingle with fellow racing enthusiasts.
  3. Try Your Luck at the Casinos: Test your luck at the world-famous casinos along the Strip. Enjoy a game of blackjack, poker, or try your hand at the slot machines. Remember to gamble responsibly.

After the Race:

  1. Visit the Neon Museum: Discover the history of Las Vegas through its iconic neon signs at the Neon Museum. Take a guided tour and learn about the city's fascinating past.
  2. Explore Red Rock Canyon: Just a short drive from the Strip, Red Rock Canyon offers stunning natural beauty. Hike through its trails, marvel at the towering red cliffs, and enjoy a peaceful escape from the city.
  3. Take a Papillon Grand Canyon Tour: Extend your trip and experience the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon with a Papillon helicopter or airplane tour. These tours provide breathtaking views of one of the world's most iconic natural wonders.

Las Vegas Grand Prix Helicopter Tours

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Strip Highlights Night Flight

The most memorable Las Vegas helicopter tours are offered daily from Papillon’s luxury VIP helicopter terminal! Experience the Las Vegas Strip from above aboard a luxurious sightseeing helicopter. You’ll fly over the Strip and Downtown Las Vegas and have an opportunity to see all the neon lights that make Sin City famous! This is the most impressive and memorable way to view Las Vegas!

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Golden Eagle with Vegas Strip

The Golden Eagle helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon West Rim with Las Vegas Strip is the perfect tour for visitors with limited time to explore the Las Vegas region.

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Grand Celebration with Las Vegas Strip

The crown jewel of our Grand Canyon helicopter tour collection! Experience a canyon floor landing with a champagne toast and refreshments. You can enhance the experience with a sunset departure, flying over the Las Vegas Strip just as the neon lights come to life.

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Enjoy the race, embrace the excitement, and make the most of your time in Las Vegas!

Formula 1 Race Car on the Las Vegas Strip at night.

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Ultimate Race - Las Vegas FAQ

How much are race tickets in Vegas?

Are you planning to attend the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix? Tickets for this exciting event are now available for purchase! Prices vary depending on the type of seating and access you would like to have. The first phase of tickets were sold in November 2022 and general admission and grandstand tickets sold out very quickly. A large number of tickets were distributed to Las Vegas hotel partners and official ticket partners.For a standard grandstand seat, tickets range from $75 to $175. If you'd like to upgrade your experience, you can purchase VIP packages which include access to the Paddock Club and exclusive seating in the front rows. These tickets range from $200-$1000. So make sure to get your tickets early and join in on all of the fun at the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix!

Where can I buy tickets for the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix?

Tickets are sold via the official Las Vegas Grand Prix website. Note that a maximum of 8 tickets per individual can be booked for the race via the official website.