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F1 : everything for the show and the cold in Las Vegas

F1 prepares you for the future. a rather grandiose weekend for his big return to Paris. Las Vegas, venue of the penultimate Grand Prix of the season where Winter temperatures are expected.

After Miami and Austin, Las Vegas will be the third (and final) stop for Formula 1 in the United States this year. That's a lot for a private country. races there are still around fifteen years (between 2008 and 2011) and where F1 suffers from competition with the very popular Indycar races. Formula 1 had until then not had any success. makes only two stops at Las Vegas, in 1981 and 1982, on a circuit set up in the parking lot of the legendary Caesar Palace! Forty years later, it is not in front of the famous hotel that the 20 cars will pass through. several times the 300 kilometers/hour, but on a completely new route. of 6.2 kilometers drawn in the famous city of Nevada. The pilots will pass, at 50 times during the race, on the unmissable Las Vegas Strip, one of the most famous avenues in the world. Luxury hotels, casinos, fountains and reproductions of various places on the planet – like that of the Eiffel Tower – will appear on the images of all the televisions in the world.

In the city of all sins, a festive atmosphere should reign throughout the event. Liberty Media, owner of F1, had planned to spend $400 million to organize the Grand Prix according to Forbes magazine. Starting Wednesday evening, world-renowned artists such as Will.i.am, Keith Urban, Kylie Minogue and Jared Leto's group, Thirty Seconds to Mars, were performed. responsible for putting on the show. Many evenings, with the presence of VIPs such as the English footballer David Beckham or the American basketball player Shaquille O'Neal, are scheduled to attract a clientele ready to attend. spend a fortune. And what about Formula 1? At first glance, the spectacle could also be on the track.

Very cool temperatures expected during the race

To bring together as many viewers as possible, the organizers decided to go ahead and bring together as many viewers as possible. to shake up the usual schedules. So, for the first time, the Grand Prix will not be contested on Sunday but on Saturday on site. It is in fact up to date. 10 p.m., local time, that the single-seaters, most of them in special liveries (Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren, Alpine, Williams…) will set off for a little while less than two hours of racing. It's late for the pilots – rather used to it. ride in the afternoon – who may also have to live with the cold. The latest weather forecasts show possible temperatures around 5 degrees at the time of the race on Saturday evening!

A real unknown for them but also for the cars, the tires not having been upgraded. tested to ride in such low temperatures. If the gums are slow to arrive, heat up, the track could turn into a real ice rink for the drivers, especially during the first laps. “Vegas will be the biggest sporting event on the planet this year,” predicts Christopher Horner, the Red Bull team principal of now three-time world champion Max Verstappen. I mean this ride is going to be crazy." We actually expect it to happen. no less than one Grand Prix contested in such an exceptional setting.

At what time can you watch the Las Vegas Grand Prix?

For those who were hoping to watch the penultimate race of the season on Sunday evening in prime time, the disappointment may be quite great. And yes, the organizers of the Las Vegas Grand Prix have decided to do so. to disrupt the habits of the paddock by not offering the race at the start of the afternoon in local time (therefore in the evening in France), but by moving it forward to.. .Saturday evening! A choice made to try to reach as many viewers as possible. Thus, the Grand Prix will take place in prime time in a very large part of the United States, on Sunday morning in Europe and on Sunday afternoon in China. For the French fan, you will therefore have to set your alarm clock to the right time. 7 a.m. Sunday… The drivers' first contact with the track, Friday in France (Thursday in Las Vegas), is scheduled for…5:30 a.m.

  • Free practice 1 à 5:30 a.m. Friday November 17 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Free practice 2 9 a.m. Friday November 17 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Free practice 3 à 5:30 a.m. Saturday November 18 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Qualifications 9 a.m. on Saturday November 18 (duration: 1 hour)
  • Grand Prix at 7 a.m. on Sunday, November 19 (duration: 2 hours maximum)

Which TV channel can you watch the Las Vegas Grand Prix on?

The Las Vegas Grand Prix will be broadcast exclusively on the channels of the Canal group, holder of the rights to the Formula 1 world championship. The different channels will share the event since the three test sessions Free races and qualifying will be broadcast on Canal+ Sport while, as usual, the race will be broadcast on Canal+.

  • Friday, November 17: Free 1st. 5h15+ Free 2  8:40 a.m. on Canal+ Sport
  • Saturday November 18: Free 3rd 5h15+ Qualifications 8:40 a.m. on Canal+ Sport
  • Sunday November 19: show "La Grille" à 5:55 a.m. from start of the Grand Prix at 7 a.m. on Canal+

How to watch the F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix streaming?

Do you prefer to follow the Grand Prix on your computer, tablet or from the warmth of your bed with your smartphone and your duvet? No problem, this twenty-first Grand Prix of the season will of course also be viewable in streaming. Two possibilities open up to you: you: access to the Canal+ streaming platform MyCanal or via the official F1 website, F1.com. Both will offer the full range of services. practice sessions, qualifications and races live but also in replay. On MyCanal, activating expert mode also allows you to combine screens, multi-cameras (including on-board cameras) and data, for example pilot times in real time . On F1.com, live broadcasting of testing and the race is supplemented by replays, documentaries and even historical reminders via the F1TV Pro service, offered online. à 64.99 euros per year or 7.99 euros per month.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116