Former Formula One driver John Watson says that the race organisers for this weekend’s Las Vegas Grand Prix didn’t have time to carry out their snagging list ahead of the track action on Thursday night.

Speaking to RTE Radio 1’s Today with Claire Byrne, Watson, who raced in Las Vegas in the 1980’s said that Formula One were lucky to avoid a major disaster following Carlos Sainz’ crash in practice.

Watson went on to say that the sport should pay compensation to Ferrari for the damage that was caused to Sainz’s car which has resulted in the Spaniard being handed a ten-place grid penalty for Saturday’s race.

In further embarrassment to the sport, spectators were asked to leave the grandstands that they paid thousands of dollars for their tickets only to be told that they would not get to watch the second practice session which was delayed.

Domino’s Pizza made light of the situation on X formerly Twitter.

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