Results from Friday practice at the Las Vegas Grand Prix, Round 21 of the F1 2023 world championship.
The first session of the inaugural grand prix was disrupted when a drain cover came loose, causing damage to Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari. As a result, Practice 1 was stopped after only eight minutes of running, leading to a significant delay while repairs were made to the drain cover. The incident highlighted the importance of track maintenance and safety measures in motorsport events. It also created frustration among the drivers and teams, as they had to wait for an extended period before being able to continue practicing.