MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 08: Fernando Alonso of Spain driving the (14) Alpine F1 A522 Renault on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Miami at the Miami International Autodrome on May 08, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourism officials in Las Vegas have committed $19.5 million over the next three years to sponsor Formula One races on a course that includes the Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board voted unanimously to spend $6.5 million per year. Last week, F1 owner Liberty Media announced plans to pay $240 million to buy property near the Strip for a pit and paddock complex. Officials expect the race to attract tens of thousands of fans and boost Las Vegas as a tourist and sports destination.