Red Bull boss Christian Horner concedes that the delay to FP2 in Las Vegas is “a great shame for the
During Free Practice 1, Esteban Ocon’s Alpine and Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari suffered significant damage due to a loose drain cover, leading to the session being cut short. Formula 1 plans to start FP2 at 2 AM local time with an extended session, pending the safety of the track. Ferrari Team Principal Fred Vasseur expressed concern about rebuilding Sainz’s car, while Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner emphasized the importance of ensuring the track is safe before resuming running. FP2 is scheduled to start two hours later than originally planned and will have a 90-minute running time if it proceeds at 2 AM local. Teams will use the extended practice session to familiarize themselves with the new Vegas street circuit, with track temperature being a key concern. Despite the limited running in FP1, Horner noted that the surface was starting to show promise, although drivers found it challenging in the braking zones.