LeClerc Sets Pace in Chaotic Second Practice at Las Vegas Grand Prix

Ferrari’s Charles LeClerc. (Image: AFP)

After a chaotic start just a few minutes into the practice session, Ferrari’s Charles LeClerc managed to finish with the fastest lap in the second practice session at the Vegas GP.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was fastest in the second practice at the Las Vegas Grand Prix at the end of an embarrassing first night on Thursday when the opening session was abandoned after just nine minutes because of a loose drain cover.

Leclerc was 0.517 seconds faster than his team-mate Carlos Sainz, who had been at the centre of the farcical FP1 session when his car hit the drain cover earlier.

Sainz was forced to a stop in his Ferrari after hitting the cover, resulting in a red flag and damage to the front of his car on what should have been a triumphant return for F1 to Vegas after two races in 1981 and 1982.