Conflict around Las Vegas GP resolved after four months

Conflict around Las Vegas GP resolved after four months

5 August - 19:29

The legal battle for the promotional rights to the third United States Grand Prix has ended with an agreement between the parties. The Las Vegas Grand Prix will be held next season around November. This event will be the first American night race and will take place on Saturday night instead of the traditional Sunday. The circuit will make use of the world-famous Strip, among other places.

The parties surrounding the new addition to next season's calendar are, according to happy that the dispute, which began in April, has finally been resolved. The case involved Farid Shidfar, who claimed to hold a legal contract stating that he was trusted by Bernie Ecclestone to become a promoter and realise a race weekend in Las Vegas. Liberty Media did not regard the document as an official contract and felt it would not be binding.

Preparations can begin

Both parties are happy that they can now finally focus on creating and preparing a great event in honour of the first grand prix in Las Vegas, which should take place in November 2023. Stefano Domenicali also commented on the positive outcome:"Our hope from the beginning was to see Formula 1racing on the Las Vegas Strip. We are delighted with the realisation of this event. "

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