Free Practice 1 was abandoned 10 minutes into the session following loose drain covers on the Strip – causing two cars to be badly damaged.
Charles Leclerc was the fastest in the first practice session for the Las Vegas Grand Prix; however, the session was cut short due to loose drain covers. Carlos Sainz and Esteban Ocon both hit loose drain covers, causing significant damage to their cars. As a result, Sainz’s Ferrari came to an immediate stop, while Ocon’s Alpine required a chassis change. Although Leclerc finished first, the lack of actual running on the track made the situation unclear, prompting the FIA to assess the problem.