Ricciardo: Vegas FP2 without F1 fans didn’t feel worth it during delay
The F1 race in Las Vegas faced an early setback when the cars of Carlos Sainz and Esteban Ocon caused damage to their chassis due to dislodged water valve covers, leading to the abandonment of FP1 after just eight minutes. Emergency repairs were made to the valve covers around the street circuit, and FP2 was rescheduled to a later time. However, due to logistical restrictions, no spectators were allowed to attend the session after 1:30 am, resulting in a practice session without any fans present. Daniel Ricciardo expressed sympathy towards the disappointed fans who only witnessed a short session and initially felt that the delayed FP2 was not worth it, but acknowledged the limitations and challenges faced by the organizers. Ricciardo also raised concerns about the track’s safety after Sainz’s accident in FP1, emphasizing the importance of prioritizing safety measures. Additionally, he disagreed with Sainz’s grid penalty for changing the battery, considering the circumstances surrounding the incident.