“I think it’s important to note that we have a three-year contract with Formula 1, but we anticipate a lifetime in partnership,” said Clark County commissioner James Gibson. “This [approval] will open the pathway to be able to do it for at least 10 years. And then beyond that, I’m sure that those who succeed us will see the value in what we’ve done and continue doing it forever.”
The Las Vegas GP is scheduled to take place on a Saturday evening rather than the traditional Sunday slot. This will be unusual, but the reasoning behind it, according to Las Vegas GP CEO Renee Wilm, is to run the race at a time when it would be suitable for Europeans to see it live early on Sunday rather than Monday morning.
F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has also defended the decision to host the race on a Saturday at 10 PM as this is when most Americans would have watched live races elsewhere in the world anyway.