A late red flag for an Alex Albon crash meant a very unusual order in final practice for Formula 1’s Las Vegas Grand Prix
In the final practice for the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, there was a late red flag due to Alex Albon crashing, causing an unusual order at the top of the timesheets. George Russell led the session for Mercedes, followed by Oscar Piastri’s McLaren and the surprising appearance of Williams rookie Logan Sargeant in third. However, the session was cut short by the red flag, so many drivers were yet to show their true potential. Max Verstappen and the Ferraris had shown strong pace throughout the session, but their final runs were interrupted by the red flag. Lewis Hamilton finished eighth, behind Fernando Alonso’s Aston Martin. Williams showcased their strong performance on the straights, and Sargeant’s third place suggests they have a realistic chance of reaching Q3. Albon had been faster than his teammate before his crash and was still classified sixth.