GALLERY: Las Vegas GP track repairs
Saturday 18th November, 2023 - 1:00pm
A broken drain cover on the Strip in Las Vegas saw opening practice for this weekend’s grand prix abandoned and Free Practice 2 delayed by more than two hours.
Just minutes into the opening session on the brand new circuit both Esteban Ocon and Carlos Sainz struck trouble.
A loose drain cover caused extensive damage to both cars and prompted lengthy delays as repairs were made.
Officials then completed an inspection of the complete circuit, completing similar works at a number of locations, including pit entry.
The loose drain was an embarrassing mishap for the high-profile event, prompting some pointed questions from Daniel Ricciardo over the inspection criteria for street circuits.