Are You A Las Vegas Resident, Worker, Or Tourist? Let's Talk About Formula 1

A track safety barrier is displayed in front of the Las Vegas Grand Prix paddock building before being signed by executives and placed atop the structure during a topping out event for the facility on April 13, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix inaugural race weekend is scheduled to take place November 16-18, 2023, with the race itself to begin on the night of November 18.

Are you a resident of Las Vegas? Do you work in the city? Hell, are you a tourist who showed up to Vegas and found the place overtaken by construction and motorsport branding? Let’s talk. I want to know more about how you’re dealing with preparations for the Las Vegas Grand Prix.

While I do consider myself a motorsport journalist, my priority lies less with supporting all racing activities no matter what, and more with understanding the impact these events can have on local communities. I’ve covered in depth how Formula 1 has routinely failed to understand the American audience — both in terms of staging a race that motorsport fans want to attend as well as in terms of the event’s impact on local communities.

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