Sergio Perez makes big claim about Las Vegas GP after bad casino experience

The USA will host three races next year as Las Vegas joins the calendar for 2023.

Formula 1 has traditionally only had once race per season in the United States, with the Circuit of the Americas being a regular on the calendar in recent years.

Since Liberty Media took majority ownership of the Formula One Group, the sport has understandably stepped up its presence in the USA, as sponsors look to host more races closer to home.

The Grand Prix in Austin this year shattered the previous attendance record, and after Miami joined the calendar this year, Las Vegas will become another addition in 2023, meaning the USA will host three races next season.

Red Bull and Mercedes drivers attended a launch party earlier this month in Las Vegas, putting on a show and taking part in interviews as the hype grows around one of the most high-profile additions to the F1 race calendar in recent years.

READ: Helmut Marko says Sebastian Vettel can return to Red Bull, but with a pay cut

Sergio Perez has expressed his excitement to race in Vegas next year, telling reporters that next year’s Grand Prix has the potential to be the biggest event in the world.

“It’s great to see how the fans are looking so much forward to it,” said the Mexican.

“Things didn’t go that well in the casinos, so not very nice memories! But other than that everything was really cool.

“Really happy, you know. I’ve been in Vegas many times before, so it was a very enjoyable, short visit.

Article continues below

“Ans yeah, just looking forward, I think it’s going to be the biggest event in the world next year.”

READ: Max Verstappen makes claim about Daniel Ricciardo’s time at Red Bull

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell treated fans to donuts and wheelspins in their stunning Mercedes car, equipped with glowing underlights, as motorsport fans in Vegas got their first taste of Formula 1.

The Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on the 18th of November, as the 2023 season approaches its finale, and will take place on the streets of Las Vegas and include many of the famous landmarks that can be found on the Las Vegas strip.

The Miami Grand Prix produced a highly entertaining weekend, as the showbiz of F1 got a sprinkling of American glitz and glamour over the course of the event.