Las Vegas Grand Prix: Leclerc Claims Pole Position Despite Sainz Penalty
After a fraught opening day of action in Las Vegas, the final practice and qualifying sessions for the Grand Prix went according to plan. This culminated in Charles Leclerc claiming pole position, with Ferrari securing a 1-2 finish in qualifying.
Sainz’s Unfortunate Penalty
However, Carlos Sainz will not enjoy the same starting advantage as his teammate. Due to a 10-place grid penalty, Sainz will begin the race from 12th position. The penalty was triggered by an incident during the first practice session (FP1), where Sainz’s Ferrari was wrecked by a dislodged water valve cover.
The rules of the race dictate that Sainz must take this penalty for using an…