F1 have confirmed Free Practice 2 will be extended by 30 minutes after first practice at the Las Vegas Grand Prix was cut short due to a loose manhole, completely damaging two cars.
The second practice session for the F1 race in Las Vegas is expected to start at 2am local time, pending completion of necessary track repairs by the circuit engineering team. The session will be extended to 90 minutes. Delays were caused by loose water valve covers on the circuit, resulting in the cancellation of the first practice session after just eight minutes. Carlos Sainz and Esteban Ocon both ran over the loose valve covers, causing damage to their respective cars and requiring repairs. The delay has provided organizers with an opportunity to assess and ensure the safety of all 30 water valve covers on the track.