FP1 at the Las Vegas Grand Prix Ended After 9 Minutes
Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend did not get off to a great start for anyone. Nine minutes into FP1 a manhole encloser came loose on the main straight which impacted the bottom of Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari. Sainz was told to shut down the car immediately and his session was ended. Shortly after the FIA stewards cancelled the session for safety concerns.
FP2 will begin in 2 hours time. The session will be crucial for data. Many of the drivers did not get a chance to set one lap. Some drivers were still warming their tires. The drivers who headed out early logged 5 laps before the red flag came out. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) was the fastest in the session; 2.5 seconds faster to the Haas of Nico Hulkenberg. 3.3 seconds behind was the No. 20 Haas of Kevin Magnussen in third. Max Verstappen (Redbull) and Esteban Ocon (Alpine) rounded out the top 5.
The extent of the damage to Sainz’s car is not yet known. We will report back regarding any updates that may affect FP2.
Full Las Vegas Grand Prix FP1 Results
|2||27||Nico Hulkenberg||HAAS FERRARI||1:43.446||+2.537s||4|
|3||20||Kevin Magnussen||HAAS FERRARI||1:44.261||+3.352s||4|
|4||1||Max Verstappen||RED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT||1:44.397||+3.488s||4|
|5||31||Esteban Ocon||ALPINE RENAULT||1:45.365||+4.456s||5|
|8||22||Yuki Tsunoda||ALPHATAURI HONDA RBPT||1:45.908||+4.999s||5|
|9||11||Sergio Perez||RED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT||1:46.793||+5.884s||4|
|10||77||Valtteri Bottas||ALFA ROMEO FERRARI||1:47.147||+6.238s||5|
|11||10||Pierre Gasly||ALPINE RENAULT||1:48.253||+7.344s||5|
|13||3||Daniel Ricciardo||ALPHATAURI HONDA RBPT||1:48.650||+7.741s||4|
|14||24||Zhou Guanyu||ALFA ROMEO FERRARI||1:48.822||+7.913s||5|
|15||4||Lando Norris||MCLAREN MERCEDES||1:48.947||+8.038s||3|
|16||18||Lance Stroll||ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES||2|
|17||81||Oscar Piastri||MCLAREN MERCEDES||2|
|18||23||Alexander Albon||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||2|
|19||14||Fernando Alonso||ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES||2|