Formula 1 is speeding into Las Vegas.
With the inaugural Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix around the corner, thousands of fans will flock to the Entertainment Capital of the World for a week of parties, dinners, concerts and racing.
Although Max Verstappen has already clinched the 2023 World Driver’s Championship, fans will see the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and America’s own Logan Sargeant battling to score points in the penultimate race of the season.
Away from the Las Vegas Strip, which will be shut down from Nov. 16-18, David Beckham, John Legend and Kylie Minogue are just a few of the famous faces fans can expect to see at the star-studded parties and events happening around the city.
Read on for everything you need to know about what’s going on during the race week.
Sports Illustrated has transformed the multi-story Margaritaville at Flamingo into Club SI. The luxe hospitality lounge, which overlooks the track, is set to host a slate of events throughout the race weekend from Nov. 16-18. David Beckham and Shaquille O’Neal will mingle with guests during Saturday Race Night, Dax Shepard is hosting a live recording of his podcast, and models Nicole English and Brooks Nader will get the party started at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Party.
The Netflix Cup
Netflix is officially entering the live sporting arena ahead of the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix. The stars of “Drive to Survive” and “Full Swing” will go head-to-head in The Netflix Cup, an all-star golf tournament held on the Wynn’s championship golf course. F1 drivers Alex Albon, Pierre Gasly, Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz will compete with Rickie Fowler, Max Homa, Collin Morikawa and Justin Thomas live on Netflix Nov. 14.
Las Vegas Grand Prix Opening Ceremony
The 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix will commence with a star-studded Opening Ceremony on Nov. 15. John Legend, Tiësto, Andra Day, Bishop Briggs, J Balvin, Journey, Keith Urban, Steve Aoki, Swedish House Mafia and will.i.am are among the performers expected to take the stage. Guests will also be treated to an elaborate lighting display featuring lasers, fireworks and a drone show.
Jack Daniel’s x Metro Boomin Party
After a successful outing at the United States Grand Prix in Austin last month, Jack Daniel’s is throwing another exclusive party in partnership with Metro Boomin. The DJ and producer, who has collaborated with the likes of Drake, The Weeknd and Post Malone, is expected to bring some surprise guests on stage at the invite-only soiree Nov. 16.
Dinner with Gordon Ramsay
“Kitchen Nightmares” star and noted racing fan Gordon Ramsay will travel to Las Vegas for the inaugural F1 race. The chef will attend a trackside dinner with guests at Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace ahead of practice on Nov. 17. Guests will enjoy a four-course menu with a wine or cocktail pairing, along with a personal gift.
Kylie Minogue at Amber Lounge
Kylie Minogue will close out the weekend of festivities with a performance at Amber Lounge’s afterparty, held at the Voltaire at The Venetian Resort. Billed as “the world’s most exclusive race afterparty,” expect flowing champagne and an A-list crowd.