Drain covers failed early in FP1 for the Las Vegas Grand Prix – with the session being abandoned after just 10 minutes – as Carlos Sainz and Esteban Ocon suffered chassis losses.
Due to ongoing track inspections after the drain incidents in Free Practice 1, the start of Free Practice 2 for the Las Vegas Grand Prix has been delayed. Carlos Sainz hit a loose drain cover, causing significant damage to the underside of his Ferrari, while Esteban Ocon also suffered chassis damage from hitting the same drain and debris from the incident. As a result, the session had to be abandoned after just eight minutes of on-track running. Officials are currently examining the drains around the 3.8-mile circuit, which is the second-longest on the calendar. It is unclear when the session will begin and how much it will be extended, as the track must be handed back to Las Vegas residents at 04:00 local time, 12:00pm UK.