Workers rushed to clean up an oil spill on the track at the Las Vegas Grand Prix just over an hour before lights out.
At some point during the drivers parade, a leak from one of the antique cars carrying the racers began to spill oil.
Reports indicate that oil appeared to have been leaking from a 1950s-era convertible carrying McLaren driver Oscar Piastri.
The left side of the track appeared to be the most effected by all this – which could pose an issue for Red Bull driver Max Verstappen.
‘That’s definitely unfortunate for those on the inside,’ F1 commentator Danica Patrick said on Sky Sports’ pre-race coverage.
‘This is going to be a loss of grip. This is very unfortunate. I don’t know what they’re going to be able to do about it.
‘Are they going to be able to run cars over it before? Probably not. It’s a busy grid. This is an issue.’
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Workers try to clean up an oil spill on the grid just before the Las Vegas Grand Prix