NEW FRONTIERS: Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone said he is in discussions to bring an F1 race to the US city of Las Vegas. Image: AFP/ Kerstin Joensson.
Sakhir, Bahrain - Formula 1's commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone says he's in discussions about bringing a grand prix to Las Vegas.
Speaking Friday from the Bahrain GP, Ecclestone said: "It is possible that there could be an event there," adding that the time "would be a couple of years I suppose."
Texas GP safe
Ecclestone said any proposed new race in the United States would not replace the existing US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
Ecclestone said: "We will keep Austin and have another race."
Las Vegas hosted F1 races in the parking lot of the Caesars Palace casino in 1981 and 1982.