A pair of penalties have altered the starting grid for F1’s inaugural Las Vegas GP
There are two penalties affecting the grid for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix in Formula 1. Carlos Sainz has been penalized with a 10-place drop due to component changes after damaging his Ferrari during practice. Despite Ferrari’s request for an exemption, the penalty was imposed as per the regulations. As a result, Max Verstappen’s Red Bull moves to the front row alongside Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari, and George Russell’s Mercedes is now in the top three. Another penalty recipient is Lance Stroll, who drops from 14th to 19th for passing Sainz under yellow flags in practice. However, Stroll escaped another penalty for allegedly failing to slow down for a separate yellow flag situation in qualifying. Here is the revised starting grid: 1. Leclerc 2. Verstappen 3. Russell 4. Gasly 5. Albon 6. Sargeant 7. Bottas 8. Magnussen 9. Alonso 10. Hamilton 11. Perez 12. Sainz 13. Hulkenberg 14. Ricciardo 15. Norris 16. Ocon 17. Zhou 18. Piastri 19. Stroll 20. Tsunoda.