Free Practice 1 was abandoned following drain failures in Las Vegas, causing huge damage to the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz and Alpine of Esteban Ocon.
The second Free Practice session for the 2023 F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix is delayed by two hours due to a water cover valve failure in FP1. Carlos Sainz and Esteban Ocon suffered severe damage to their cars after running over a drain on the track. Sainz’s chassis, power unit, and battery were damaged, while Ocon’s car was successfully changed by the team. The remainder of the session was canceled while the FIA, F1, and engineers inspected the track. FP2, originally scheduled for 00:00 local time, will now begin at 02:00 local time for an extended 90 minutes. The track action must be finished by 4am to comply with local regulations. However, there might be a delay of around two hours for the necessary track repairs, and it is uncertain if Ferrari will agree to run a second practice session with Sainz’s car completely destroyed.