F1 Las Vegas GP: FP1 cancelled for circuit repairs
During the initial laps on the Las Vegas street circuit, the drivers quickly improved their lap times as they got familiar with the track. Valtteri Bottas set the first timed lap at 1m50.227s, but Charles Leclerc lowered the benchmark to 1m44.019s within the first five minutes. However, there was a pause in the session when Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari came to a stop between the Bellagio and Paris hotels due to damage caused by a bump in the road, possibly a drain cover. The TV cameras showed significant damage to the front part of Sainz’s car, and FIA stewards checked the extent of the damage. As a result, the first practice session (FP1) will not be restarted to allow for repairs to the circuit. More information will be provided later.