McLaren is one of a trio of teams that have brought updates to the Las Vegas GP, having made a
The Las Vegas circuit is 6.2km long and has a 1.9km straight, making the use of a powerful DRS crucial for overtaking during the Grand Prix. McLaren expects to struggle at Vegas due to the low-downforce nature of the circuit, similar to their performance at Monza. To address this, McLaren has adopted a single-beam wing design, inspired by Red Bull, to increase DRS gains. However, McLaren is still working to optimize their revised package, as seen in FP2 where Norris and Piastri were outside the top 10. Alpine has also made updates for Vegas, including removing the slat from its beam wing and modifying the front wing for aero balance. Like McLaren, Alpine faced challenges in getting the most out of their updates in FP2. Aston Martin brought updates as well, including a front wing flap with a shorter chord and reduced incidence, and panels closed on the engine cover for improved aero balance. Alonso had a strong performance in FP2, posting the third fastest time, showing that Aston Martin has found a good aero balance early in the weekend.