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Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023

Leclerc ends delayed FP2 on top ahead of Sainz

Following a delay of two and a half hours, FP2 was held in the early morning hours in Las Vegas with Ferrari ending the day with a 1-2 for its drivers.

Leclerc Las Vegas
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Charles Leclerc has ended the second practice session from the Las Vegas Grand Prix on top of the timesheets.

After a delay of two and a half hours, the second practice outing got underway at 02:30 local time.

FP1 was abandoned when Carlos Sainz and Esteban Ocon's cars sustained damage after running over loose drain covers in the early stage of the session.

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Following a track inspection, the second practice outing got underway and was extended to 90 minutes to compensate for the missed track time from earlier in the evening.

Ferrari managed to repair Sainz's car and got him back out on track for FP2, albeit with a grid penalty for taking on new parts.

The Spaniard ended the session in second place behind his team-mate while compatriot Fernando Alonso rounded out the top three.

FP1 concerns not repeated

With FP1 seeing next to no running, teams were keen to log as much data as possible during the second practice outing.

As the track got faster and the drivers dialled themselves into a new race track, the times constantly ticked down with no concerns raised over loose manhole covers.

In the early stage of the session, a number of drivers locked up and ran wide but were able to avail of the run-off area to keep out of the barriers.

As they got up to speed on the track, Red Bull's best efforts saw it end up in fourth and sixth with Sergio Perez leading Max Verstappen.

Valtteri Bottas split the pair, with Nico Hulkenberg ending up in seventh place running the old-specification Haas car.

Lance Stroll was eighth, while Lewis Hamilton and Alexander Albon rounded out the top 10.

F1 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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