(NEWSnet) — Las Vegas Grand Prix, Inc. successfully completed the inaugural weekend of the Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix (“LVGP”), an unprecedented racing experience that created a new standard of entertainment and racing excellence.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen held off Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and teammate Sergio Pérez as a capacity crowd enjoyed phenomenal food and beverage and entertainment experiences throughout the evening and the weekend.With attendance over 315,000, fans descended on Las Vegas this week, flooding hotels, restaurants, casinos and other area businesses, bringing an estimated economic impact of $1.2 billion. The fans packed into the sport’s newest venue to not only enjoy a spectacular duel between Verstappen and Leclerc, but also to enjoy top-tier hospitality and entertainment from Steve Aoki, John Legend, J Balvin, A-Trak, and Journey, among others.

 “To Las Vegas, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for embracing our shared vision of bringing Formula 1 back to this community and showing racing fans around the world what makes this community so special, ”said Renee Wilm, Chief Executive Officer of Las Vegas Grand Prix, Inc. “LVGP would like to extend our congratulations to Max and the entire Red Bull team for a phenomenal showing – we are thrilled you have established your place in history as our inaugural winner. I want to thank all our elected officials, public safety providers, and community leaders whose dedication was essential to putting on a safe, secure and entertaining event for all. I would also like to thank our founding partners, sponsors and the talented LVGP team for their tireless efforts in putting together such a successful race weekend. We are even more excited than ever for the 2024 Las Vegas Grand Prix.”

Race fans throughout the weekend had the hottest ticket intown, as they rubbed shoulders with a host of celebrities to enjoy the pinnacle of a VIP guest experience. Stars included Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Shaquille O’Neal, David Beckham, and Brad Pitt among others. The racing on the track was incredibly compelling as the competition between drivers and teams was fierce.

“Thanks to the Las Vegas Grand Prix, our city will have its best November in history ”said Steve Hill, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). “Working with Renee and the LVGP team to bring this race from concept to completion has been extremely rewarding. The benefits of this race are both profound and broad and will drive record economic and fiscal impact of more than $100 million in tax revenue to the Las Vegas community. We celebrate the successes of this inaugural race and look forward to what the LVGP has in store for years to come.”

“Las Vegas Grand Prix has set the new standard for Formula 1 racing, and we are glad to have been a part of the event’s immense success,” said Tom Reeg, Chief Executive Officer of Caesars Entertainment. “When the LVGP was announced, becoming a Founding Partner was an easy decision, both for our business and our valued guests. Everything in Las Vegas is larger than life, and the show that the LVGP and the drivers put on this weekend reflected the best of our legendary city. All of us at Caesars Entertainment are Looking forward to 2024 and beyond.”

“The Las Vegas Grand Prix has achieved much in its inaugural year,” said Craig S. Billings, Chief Executive Officer of Wynn Resorts Ltd. “Standing up an event of this scale is no small feat. Wynn Las Vegas was proud to partner with F1, a number of teams, manufacturers and drivers on numerous events during the week and the reception from our patrons was exceptional. The LVGP achieved a level of spectacle that can only happen in Las Vegas.”

"It's been an epic week in Las Vegas for our inaugural Grand Prix", said MGM Resorts CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle. "No city throws a party like this one and the MGM teams took it to new levels. From round the clock events, to the Shoey Bar and the luxurious Bellagio Fountain Club, our guests from around the world had an incredible week. I'm deeply grateful to our employees and the city of Las Vegas for making it so special."

Check out photos from race weekend below: 

Charles Leclerc of Scuderia Ferrari
Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing
Formula 1 Sphere and Las Vegas Grand Prix Stage
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Sports Illustrated Club at Formula 1's Las Vegas Grand Prix

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