Mexico City /
he Las Vegas Grand Prix It started in the worst possible way. This Thursday First free practiceHowever, after only 9 minutes of activity, this happened canceled, as a track defect caused Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) to leave the session. The stewards decided that the drivers could not race under these conditions, so they decided to end the first round.
The FIA did not announce the reason that prompted Sainz to abandon the first test in Las Vegas, but the media previously shared that there was slot In the area that the Spaniard passed in his Ferrari after only 9 minutes of play. The drain cover reportedly came loose, exposing the hole.
What happened to Carlos Sainz?
Carlos Sainz He, like the other drivers, was doing a lap and trying to set the best possible time, however, he overtook slot After a few moments to him The car stoppedThe movement affected his car.
Formula 1 revealed that after passing through the pit, the engine Ferrari Sainz Turn off This caused the red flag to be raised and the Spaniard was unable to continue participating in the recognition session that took place on Thursday.
Currently, those responsible for the department are: Work at a forced pace To solve the problem and also make sure that there is no other damage in the circuit, since Second free practice It’s programmed in 2:00 hourYes (Central Mexico time).
The International Automobile Federation launches the official version
The International Automobile Federation indicated this at the Las Vegas circuit Concrete frame failure that was About the manhole cover. The organization added that any change in schedules or even the calendar will be communicated in a timely manner.
“Upon inspection, what he has to fail Is it Concrete frame around the manhole cover. We now need to check all the other manhole covers, which will take some time. We will discuss with the local circuit engineering team how long it will take to resolve the issue and We will notify you of any changes It happens In the tables.
Following an FIA inspection, it was found that the concrete frame around the manhole cover had failed during the first free practice.
The FIA began examining all other covers across the circuit. Any scheduling changes will be notified in a timely manner.#F1
– Formula 1 (@F1) November 17, 2023
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