The Las Vegas Grand Prix started in farcical fashion on Thursday night as first practice was cancelled due to a drain cover on track.
FP1 had only been going for eight minutes before Carlos Sainz’s car grounded to a halt on the long straight on the Vegas strip.
Replays show his Ferrari went over a bump – potentially a drain cover – before it stopped, due to floor damage.
Shortly after, the stewards announced the session would not resume and are now in a race against time to fix the issue on the surface before second practice at midnight, local time.
The message from race control said: “Session will not resume due to track repairs.”
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