Carlos Sainz will take a grid drop for the Las Vegas Grand Prix after the FIA rejected Ferrari’s request for
During the opening practice hour at the Las Vegas Strip Circuit, Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari car stopped due to extensive damage caused by a loose concrete frame around a manhole cover. Esteban Ocon’s Alpine also suffered damage, leading to the session being abandoned for checks on all drain covers. Ferrari requested a dispensation to use an additional energy store, but the stewards dismissed the request, resulting in a 10-place grid penalty for Sainz. Despite the setback, Ferrari managed to get the car back on track for the delayed second practice hour, which was extended to 90 minutes.