Formula 1 bosses were upfront when they announced last year that the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix would be the most expensive race on their 23-stop global tour. That was some claim given that other events happen in places as pricy as Monaco, Abu Dabi, and Singapore. It has also turned out to be true, with Las Vegas hotels offering packages up to as much as $50,000, including helicopter tours and the opportunity to purchase ‘hot lap’ on the track.
Immortal Seats has a range of packages available. Anything from three-day passes that start at around $1,300 to race-only tickets. Those race-only tickets start at around $1,200 for General Admission tickets, around $1,500 for those in the MSG Sphere Zone, and around $1,800 for tickets in The Mirage VIP area. If you feel flush this month, the most expensive package we offer is Paddock Club access for almost $20,000. Eek.
Formula 1 wants this event to be a success. They have been modifying the strip for months to create their racetrack, while the ‘Drive to Survive’ series on Amazon has created thousands of new fans in the country. This is the first year with three F1 races in the US – there were also races in Miami and Austin – so it is a shame that the racing has been so utterly predictable. Max Verstappen has finished first or second in 17 of the 18 races so far this season, and he clinched the driver’s title way too soon for a series that was born out of competition and wheel-to-wheel racing. Hopefully, this race is better than most, but even if it sucks, the spectacle of the inaugural race in Vegas is something all sports fans should try to be part of.