LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A bump on the Las Vegas Grand Prix track delayed a practice section Thursday night, Formula 1 posted on X, formally known as Twitter.
Ferrari Driver Carlos Sainz pulled over on the track after hitting the loose manhole cover, near Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard.
“Following an FIA inspection, it was found a concrete frame around a manhole cover had failed during FP1,” Formula 1 posted on X. “The FIA are commencing checks on all other covers across the circuit. Any changes to scheduling will be advised in due course.”
Video from the incident showed sparks flying from the front of Sainz’s car after he hit the loose cover.
Thursday night’s practice session was delayed.
The race was scheduled for Saturday night, with qualifying races set to kick off beforehand.