The sound of Formula One engines will return to Las Vegas after 25 years following confirmation that the BMW Sauber team takes its Pit Lane Park initiative to the Nevada desert in January.

For four days in early January, the high-tech window on Formula One will stop off at the Consumer Electronics Show, a showcase for pioneering home entertainment products which has seen the launch of such items as the video recorder, CD player and, more recently, high-definition television. The exhibition is also one of the most important trade fairs for the team partner Intel, which will have a presence across the Las Vegas Convention Centre, the Las Vegas Hilton hotel and The Venetian on the city's famous Strip.

The Pit Lane Park will be set up on the Gold Lot car park on the corner of Paradise Road and Convention Centre Drive, and will allow race fans to sample the same experiences - including Q&A sessions, pit-stop challenge and simulators alongside a range of static exhibits - as well as the now familiar 90-metre track which will feature demonstration runs from F1 and Formula BMW machinery.

The event - which returns F1 to the United States just weeks after it was confirmed that there will be no USGP in 2008 - follows a brief winter break for the Pit Lane Park team, which has already visited Kuala Lumpur, Barcelona, Rome, Silverstone, the N?rburgring, Warsaw and Shanghai this year.

 

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