Secondary tickets surge F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix sellout unlikely Auto Racing
Las Vegas Grand Prix ticket sales surge, but tickets are still available. Next year's tickets are on sale for $250.
Ticket sales for Saturday night's Las Vegas Grand Prix were booming, but there were still plenty of tickets available on the Ticketmaster site for the Formula One race as of early afternoon. Despite the CEO's prediction that the event would be sold out by the time of the race, it seems unlikely that it will reach that point.
The LVGP, in its first year, has faced numerous challenges on and off the track that have dampened the enthusiasm of fans, locals, and even drivers. Despite this, tickets for next year's race, scheduled for November 21-23, 2024, went on sale with a deposit of $250 starting Saturday.
When tickets were first released for this year's race a year ago, the cheapest option was $500. Later, Nevada residents were offered a limited number of tickets starting at $200.
Despite the challenges, there has been a surge in ticket sales on the secondary market, indicating significant interest in the race.
Gametime reported that the lowest-priced ticket for Saturday's race was $1,387, matching the cost of a three-day pass offered earlier in the week. The top single-day ticket reached $10,635. TickPick also saw a similar increase in ticket prices, indicating strong interest in the event.
Betting on the race has been strong from the beginning, with sportsbooks projecting record-setting handles for a motor sports race. The Red Rock Resort reported a tremendous betting handle, with five pages of proposition bets added to meet demand.
Max Verstappen, who clinched his third successive F1 championship well before this race, is the favorite at FanDuel Sportsbook. He has been critical of the event, emphasizing the focus on entertainment rather than the actual driving. Pole sitter Charles Leclerc, who is listed as the second favorite, called the track "an amazing venue."
The race got off to a rough start when Carlos Sainz Jr. damaged his Ferrari, resulting in a 2 1/2-hour delay for the second session. Spectators were not allowed to stay, resulting in a class-action lawsuit filed against the Las Vegas Grand Prix on behalf of fans.