F1 fan thinks they’ve noticed why Las Vegas GP goes to be ‘absolute carnage’
One Formula One fan thinks they’ve noticed why the Las Vegas GP – and it is all to do with the tyres.
Writing on X, the person stated: “Ok so the Las Vegas Grand Prix is going to be absolute carnage, let me explain: The record for coldest ever F1 Grand Prix is the Canadian GP in 1978 at 5 degrees (41 Fahrenheit).” He added that Sunday’s race is predicted to be round 4 levels.
And he famous there will likely be no place to heat the tyres with the lengthy straights dominating town circuit.
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And he wasn’t the one fan involved concerning the drivers’ tyres, with one fan including: “How are they expecting the drivers to warm those tyres in these conditions?”
“Happy qualifying. So they need to do a thousand warm up laps for these tyres then,” a second stated. And one other added: “The worst thing of it all for me though is that the race will be the coldest of the modern era and there are no fast corners to warm tyres. Really dangerous IMO…”
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Friday’s FP1 session was marred by a crash involving Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and a manhole cowl simply eight minutes in apply. Sainz was slapped with a ten place grid penalty after his automobile was repaired.
FP2 was simply as eventful as followers have been advised to depart. An announcement from F1 stated: “Due to logistical considerations for fans and our staff. We have decided to close all areas reserved for Las Vegas GP fans at 1:30 local time. We look forward to welcoming fans later for an exciting FP3 and qualifying.”
And after the chaos of Friday, qualifying was largely uneventful – other than some eyebrow elevating positions.
Charles Leclerc topped the qualifying, together with his team-mate Sainz ending second – however he’ll begin from twelfth on Sunday.
Logan Sargeant will begin from a profession excessive sixth, whereas Lewis Hamilton is effectively down the grid in tenth.