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F1 2023 Las Vegas GP – Practice 1 results

Leclerc was fastest in a curtailed first practice session at the Las Vegas Strip Circuit

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Free Practice 1 at the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix was cancelled after just 20 minutes following a serious failure on Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari resulting in a red flag.

It’s no doubt concerning and equally frustrating for the teams that are attempting to learn the nuances of the Las Vegas Strip Circuit that the track appears to be unsafe and that they’ve lost 40 minutes of running.

Sainz‘s failure came as he thundered down a straight and into a yellow flag zone. The Spanish driver appeared to lift fractionally before he is thought to have struck a manhole cover that had lifted onto the track and destroyed his bodywork.

The session was subsequently cancelled in order to allow the FIA to check all of the manhole covers to ensure that they’re bolted down properly.

In the brief session, Lance Stroll was the first out of his car with an issue on his Aston Martin before Esteban Ocon hopped out of his Alpine as the mechanics laboured away on his front-right after he possibly hit the manhole too.

F1 2023 – Las Vegas GP Practice 1 Results

Pos.DriverTeamTime
1Charles LeclercFerrari1:40.909
2Nico HulkenbergHaas+2.547
3Kevin MagnussenHaas+3.352
4Max VerstappenRed Bull+3.488
5Esteban OconAlpine+4.456
6George RussellMercedes+4.588
7Carlos SainzFerrari+4.915
8Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri+4.999
9Sergio PerezRed Bull+5.884
10Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo+6.238
11Pierre GaslyAlpine+7.344
12Lewis HamiltonMercedes+7.604
13Daniel RicciardoAlphaTauri+7.741
14Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo+7.913
15Lando NorrisMcLaren+8.038
16Oscar PiastriMcLarenNo time
17Lance StrollAston MartinNo time
18Alex AlbonWilliamsNo time
19Fernando AlonsoAston MartinNo time
20Logan SargeantWilliamsNo time
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