Meanwhile in Las Vegas

If Formula 1 is really serious about going to Las Vegas (and we do not believe this to be the case), things are going to need to move quickly. Las Vegas City Council will meet on Wednesday may 3 to discuss all the latest business relating to the city and one item on the agenda will be an application for $3.2m in public money to be spent on improvements to the infrastructure to create a temporary racing circuits on the streets of the city. The plan is for a 2.44-mile track to be laid out in the old downtown area, to the north of the famous Strip, close to an attraction called the Fremont Street Experience. In recent years the downtown area has suffered from a steady decrease in revenues and efforts have been made to reverse that trend. The plan is for the race to be held on the weekend of April 6-8 2007. The series has competed in recent years at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway but the goal has always been to move the race onto the streets.

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