Formula 1, often dubbed the pinnacle of motorsport, is a high-speed, adrenaline-fueled racing series that showcases cutting-edge technology, extraordinary skill, and intense competition. It features the world’s most skilled drivers maneuvering incredibly powerful single-seater cars around challenging circuits worldwide. The sport is a fusion of engineering brilliance, split-second decision-making, and physical prowess, where teams constantly strive for innovation and perfection in pursuit of speed and victory. The combination of speed, strategy, and skill makes Formula 1 a thrilling spectacle for both enthusiasts and casual viewers alike.
The upcoming Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix, scheduled from November 16 to 18, promises to be an electrifying event set against the iconic backdrop of the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. The race will impact major streets, including South Las Vegas Boulevard, Harmon Avenue, Kovel Lane, and Sands Avenue. The start and finish line are strategically positioned at the Prix Pit Building, situated at the corner of Harmon Avenue and Kovel Lane. The circuit spans 3.8 miles, encompassing 17 corners, 3 straights, and 2 drag reduction system (DRS) zones.
The introduction of DRS zones adds an extra layer of excitement to the race. These designated areas on the racetrack allow drivers, within one second of the car ahead, to deploy a system that reduces aerodynamic drag on their cars. The DRS enhances overtaking opportunities, making races more thrilling by adjusting the car’s rear wing angle, reducing drag, and enabling higher speeds during overtaking maneuvers.
ABS Facility Services Las Vegas had the unique privilege of contributing to the setup of the Paddock Club, situated within the pit building. This exclusive area houses the Race Operations Office, where Formula 1 teams’ dedicated Race Operations teams manage various aspects of their involvement in a race. The Paddock Club offers panoramic views of the start line and overlooks the pit crew garages.
ABS Facility Services Las Vegas meticulously installed various items in the Paddock Club office, including tables, cable trays, nesting tables, chairs, file cabinets, power hubs, drafting chairs, task chairs, storage cabinets, and coat racks.
For locals and visitors in Las Vegas, be aware of road closures related to the race, particularly on Koval Lane between Harmon and Rochelle Avenue until November 25th. Race-related closures will occur on specific dates and times, affecting key routes such as Koval Lane, Harmon Ave., Sands Ave., and more. Stay informed about these closures by downloading the F1 Las Vegas App from the App Store or Google Play store. Or you can opt into race-related updates by texting F1LV to 31996. Key closures are listed below for reference.
Wednesday, Nov. 15: 12:01 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. (overnight)
Wednesday, Nov. 15: 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. (overnight)
Thursday, Nov. 16, 5:00 p.m. to Friday, Nov. 17, 4:00 a.m. (overnight)
Friday, Nov. 17, 5:00 p.m. to Saturday, Nov. 18, 4:00 a.m. (overnight)
Saturday, Nov. 18, 5:00 p.m., to Sunday, Nov. 19, 4:00 a.m. (overnight)
Koval Lane from Sands Ave. to Harmon Ave.
Harmon Ave. from Las Vegas Blvd. to Koval Lane
Sands Ave from Las Vegas Blvd. to Manhattan Street (first street east of Koval)
Flamingo Road from I-15 ramp to Koval Lane
Spring Mountain from I-15 ramp to Sands and Koval Lane