FP1: Leclerc sets benchmark in nine-minute opening session in Las Vegas

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Las Vegas, Las Vegas Street Circuitus

Charles Leclerc set the quickest lap time in the opening practice at the Las Vegas Grand Prix, albeit it was unrepresentative as the session has been cancelled after just over eight minutes of running due to a loose drain cover.

The first 60-minute session at the Las Vegas practice session was red-flagged after the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz came to a halt. Marhals quickly started to remove the stricken Ferrari, but the FIA noted shortly afterwards that the session would not be resumed.

It has emerged that a loose drain cover was the cause for Sainz's stoppage and the FIA confirmed in a statement that "we are currently looking at an issue with a drain cover, which is the reason for the current delay."


116Charles LeclercFerrari1:40.9094
227Nico HulkenbergHaas Ferrari1:43.446+2.537s4
320Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari1:44.261+3.352s4
41Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda Rbpt1:44.397+3.488s4
531Esteban OconAlpine Renault1:45.365+4.456s5
663George RussellMercedes1:45.497+4.588s4
755Carlos SainzFerrari1:45.824+4.915s4
822Yuki TsunodaAlphatauri Honda Rbpt1:45.908+4.999s5
911Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing Honda Rbpt1:46.793+5.884s4
1077Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo Ferrari1:47.147+6.238s5
1110Pierre GaslyAlpine Renault1:48.253+7.344s5
1244Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:48.513+7.604s4
133Daniel RicciardoAlphatauri Honda Rbpt1:48.650+7.741s4
1424Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo Ferrari1:48.822+7.913s5
154Lando NorrisMclaren Mercedes1:48.947+8.038s3
1618Lance StrollAston Martin Aramco Mercedes2
1781Oscar PiastriMclaren Mercedes2
1823Alexander AlbonWilliams Mercedes2
1914Fernando AlonsoAston Martin Aramco Mercedes2