It Will Be Another Late Night for 2024 Las Vegas Grand Prix Fans

Jackson Wheeler
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Formula 1 fans, at least those on the East Coast, can look forward to another late night if they want to watch the 2024 F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix.

Once again, the Las Vegas race will be a Saturday night event, and once again the start time has been set at 10 p.m. PT (local time) on Nov. 23. That means a 1 a.m. start on the U.S. East Coast.

As for the other two U.S. Formula 1 races, the May 5 race in Miami is moving back 30 minutes and is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. The Oct. 20 United States Grand Prix at Austin remains at 2 p.m. CT (3 p.m. Eastern).

The Las Vegas race time again is set with eyes on the sport’s largest fan base in the U.K. and Western Europe, which is 8 hours ahead the U.S. Pacific Time Zone—making the race start time 6 a.m. in London.

The Formula 1 U.S. fanbase for the most part did tune in to the inaugural Las Vegas race in 2023, as the race attracted an average of 1.3 million viewers on ESPN. By comparison, TV media watchdog Sports Media Watch reported that the 2023 Miami Grand Prix drew 2.25 million viewers. The United States Grand Prix at Austin, Texas, brought in an average of 882,000 viewers.

And, to no real surprise, the top-10 markets in terms of viewership for the 2023 Las Vegas GP were dominated by markets in the western half of the U.S.: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Tulsa, Seattle, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Dallas and Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina.


2024 F1 Schedule

U.S. Race Start Times

  • Miami Grand Prix, Sunday, May 5, 4 p.m. ET
  • U.S. Grand Prix at Austin, Sunday, Texas, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. CT (3 p.m., ET)
  • Las Vegas Grand Prix, Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 p.m. PT, (1 a.m. ET)
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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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