Clark County Tables Discussion About Future of F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix

Jackson Wheeler
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The County Commission of Clark County (Nev.) on Tuesday postponed a scheduled agenda item that could ultimately determine the fate of the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix.

While no one is yet threatening to cancel the race or end its current contract early, an issue has been raised by County Commission chairperson Tick Segerblom. Segerblom recently pointed out that Clark County never signed the contract on deal that was reached between F1 and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the County wants to make sure it’s involved with the discussion about further F1 events in Las Vegas. Currently, the Las Vegas F1 race is contracted—at least between F1 and the LVCVA—through 2025. There has also been talk of extensions to that deal as far out as 2032.

“So everybody keeps saying that we’ve got three years,” Segerblom said. “We never committed to three years, to my knowledge.”

The matter was on the County Commission agenda for Tuesday, but that discussion item was subsequently postponed.

“It is anticipated that the agenda item for Board discussion on F1 noticed for next Tuesday will be held for a future meeting in the coming weeks to align around the County’s public debrief of the event and the structure for facilitating future races,” Clark County spokeswoman Jennifer Cooper said Thursday night in an email to the Review-Journal.

According to the Review-Journal report, “The county did approve a resolution last year that recognized the race as an annual event for a decade, but it had no language that contractually tied the county to hosting the race annually. The recognition allows for the waiving of various ordinances without additional meetings, as long as the race is held the weekend before Thanksgiving.”

This year’s race weekend is scheduled for November 21-23.

Read the full report at the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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Mike Pryson covered auto racing for the Jackson (Mich.) Citizen Patriot and MLive Media Group from 1991 until joining Autoweek in 2011. He won several Michigan Associated Press and national Associated Press Sports Editors awards for auto racing coverage and was named the 2000 Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club’s Michigan Motorsports Writer of the Year. A Michigan native, Mike spent three years after college working in southwest Florida before realizing that the land of Disney and endless summer was no match for the challenge of freezing rain, potholes and long, cold winters in the Motor City.

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