Fans who paid upwards of $800 were told to leave the premises after the start of FP2 was delayed.
Fans were ejected from the grandstands by local police minutes before the start of FP2 in Las Vegas. The delayed start was due to a drain cover issue that caused damage to Sainz and Ocon’s cars in FP1. Despite initial doubts, both drivers were able to participate in FP2. However, fans were unable to watch the session as workers had already left the track premises. The F1 Paddock Club also halted its hospitality, and the Grand Prix promoter closed fan areas for logistical reasons. Despite these challenges, FP2 proceeded uninterrupted, with Leclerc leading the timesheets.