Charles Leclerc banked another podium for Ferrari in Las Vegas but was unable to convert into a win as he passed Sergio Perez on the final lap.
Charles Leclerc explained that uncertainty from Ferrari played a key role in their decision not to pit under the second Safety Car at the Las Vegas Grand Prix. Despite Verstappen and Russell’s contact causing debris on the track, Leclerc did not come in to change tires while others did. After the restart, Leclerc quickly regained the lead but was unable to hold off Verstappen, who had a penalty for his earlier move. On the final lap, Leclerc made a daring overtake on Perez to secure second place and help Ferrari in the Constructors’ Championship. Leclerc expressed his enjoyment of the race and his satisfaction with the team’s performance. Despite a challenging start to the weekend, Leclerc was thrilled with the energy of the city and the end result.