Lewis Hamilton endured a difficult qualifying session in Las Vegas as he failed to advance into the final stage of the outing, and will start from the mid-pack.
Lewis Hamilton believes that changes made to his Mercedes car overnight put him at a disadvantage during qualifying in Las Vegas, resulting in his 11th place finish. He mentioned that his car felt different and he struggled to find the right balance. Despite starting from 10th due to a grid penalty for another driver, Hamilton acknowledged that he still has a lot of work to do during the race. He also expects heavy degradation due to the cars being set up for optimal straight-line speed. Hamilton emphasized the need to manage degradation throughout the race.