The Las Vegas Grand Prix poses a challenge as the late session times added to jet lag may result in fatigue across the grid – however, Oscar Piastri states the track layout will keep the drivers alert.
Oscar Piastri is not worried about jet lag during the Las Vegas Grand Prix because the high-speed nature of driving an F1 car will keep him awake. The race is being held at the Las Vegas Strip Circuit, marking the first time in over 40 years that F1 is coming to the city. All sessions will take place at least six hours after sunset, which means teams and drivers have to adjust to the time zone differences and disrupted body clocks. Piastri compared the situation to Singapore, where sessions are also held late in the evening but the paddock stays on European time. Despite the challenges, Piastri expects everyone to be alert when they hit the circuit and believes the adrenaline will help keep them awake. He acknowledges that the race has put sleep schedules and jet lag management to the test.