Well, things aren’t exactly gaining a headstart as the practice rounds of Formula 1 Las Vegas weekend already saw trouble. The Formula 1 weekend starting tonight in Vegas, turned the strip into a huge track, with some people saying it resembles an epic and futuristic racing video game level-especially with the inclusion of the Sphere. But many of the locals aren’t so happy to see iconic Las Vegas trademaks become remnants as grandstands were built in their place.
As the first practice of the highly anticipated race began–especially since this was Formula 1’s first weekend back in Vegas since 1982-issues on the track already caused things to come to a screeching halt.
After the practice race started, Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari passed over a broken manhole cover, causing significant damange to his vehicle. Ocon’s Alpine suffered damange when it began to hit debris left behind by Sainz. 10 minutes passed and the first practice was ended, causing a delay for the second practice slated to commence at 10am.
After the epic failure, people were seen scouring the track for any other broken manholes or other issues that could create pause for the race. Fortunately the second practice, scheduled for midnight but delayed until after 2am, went by smoothly. The repairs to Sainz’s car were finished in time for him to compete in the second practice.
The third practice takes place tonight from 8:30-9:30pm, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy the festivities and for any potential issues to be resolved.
Did you catch the practice last night?