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F1 2022

Neon cars and drones: F1 throws elaborate Las Vegas GP launch party

The Las Vegas Grand Prix might not be taking place until November 2023, but the race organisers have already launched the event with an extravagant party.

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F1 has officially marked the impending arrival of the Las Vegas Grand Prix by throwing an elaborate launch party in the city.

While the race will not be held until November 2023, the sport has already started to build the anticipation.

An extravagant light show with drones kicked off the proceedings at Caesars Palace, and Lewis Hamilton performed a demo run in a neon-lit Formula 1 car.

Sergio Perez, George Russell and Alex Albon were also in attendance for the event.

Check out footage from the launch party below!

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