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Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023

F1 to hit milestone Grand Prix in Las Vegas

This weekend's Las Vegas Grand Prix is the 1,100th World Championship Grand Prix - as RacingNews365 takes a look at the previous landmark races.

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Now, there are some who would suggest that this weekend's Las Vegas Grand Prix is not the 1,100th World Championship race.

They would claim it is only the 1,089th such race, with the missing 11 thanks to those anomalous Indianapolis 500s between 1950-1960.

Indy was only put on the calendar to put the 'World' in World Championship, and rarely caught the attention of F1 drivers - although Alberto Ascari did attempt it in 1952.

But they stand as points-paying Grands Prix, and so F1 will celebrate its 1,100th World Championship race with its first Saturday race since the 1985 South African Grand Prix - race #419 - a span of 680 Sunday races.

The previous milestone races, as shown in the table below, do have some iconic moments.

The 1990 Australian GP was race #500 - with the fallout of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost's collision at Turn 1 in Japan. It is where Senna gave his infamous "if you no longer go for a gap" interview to Sir Jackie Stewart - the winner of race #200 in Monaco.

Race #700 was Jordan Grand Prix's last win in the curtailed Brazilian GP of 2003, while race #800 was the controversial 2008 Singapore GP - the less said about F1's first night race, the better...

Lewis Hamilton was the winner in #900, in that battle with Nico Rosberg in Bahrain, while he became the sole two-time milestone winner in China 2019 - the 1,000th race.

F1's milestone Grands Prix

Race Country Venue Date Winner Team
1 Great Britain Silverstone May 13th, 1950 Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo
100 Germany Nurburgring August 6th, 1961 Stirling Moss Lotus
200 Monaco Monte Carlo May 23rd, 1971 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell
300 South Africa Kyalami March 4th, 1978 Ronnie Peterson Lotus
400 Austria Spielberg August 19, 1984 Niki Lauda McLaren
500 Australia Adelaide November 4th, 1990 Nelson Piquet Benetton
600 Argentina Buenos Aries April 13th, 1997 Jacques Villeneuve Williams
700 Brazil Interlagos April 6th, 2003 Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan
800 Singapore Marina Bay September 28th, 2008 Fernando Alonso Renault
900 Bahrain Sakhir April 6th, 2014 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
1,000 China Shanghai April 14th, 2019 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
1,100 Las Vegas Las Vegas November 18th, 2023 ---- ----

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