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Vasseur furious at Las Vegas organisers: 'This is unacceptable!'

Vasseur furious at Las Vegas organisers: 'This is unacceptable!'

17-11-2023 06:23
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Fred Vasseur is by no means happy. What was supposed to be a glorious entrance of Formula 1 in Las Vegas ended in an early aborted session. The main victim? Carlos Sainz suffered massive damage to his Ferrari due to a loose manhole cover. Vasseur is furious with the organisers of the GP in Las Vegas.

Coincidentally, Vasseur was at the scheduled press conference for team bosses after first practice, where the Frenchman was still fuming. "He said that he had something on track and he didn't know exactly what it was. The situation is we damaged completely the monocoque, the engine, the battery and I think it's just unacceptable."

Then the interviewer in the press room stated, "Well, let's look at the bigger picture..." But before the question had been properly asked, Vasseur continued, "This is a good one. I don't need a bigger picture!"

Sainz misses the second free practice

The interviewer tried again: "I just wanted to ask you what this event means for Ferrari? If we can just talk about the Las Vegas Grand Prix, how great it is, talk to me about what Ferrari is doing?" Again, Vasseur was sharp: "I'm not sure that is the topic for me today. We had a very tough FP1, this will cost us a fortune. We f***** up the session for Carlos. We won't be part of FP2 for sure, we have to change the chassis and two-thirds of the car. Okay the show is the show and everything is going well, but I think it's just unacceptable for f1 today."

However, the interviewer did not give up. He tried once more: "Fred, this is the last time this season we will speak to you in the FIA press conference..." Vasseur responded immediately: "At last, good news!", the team boss said.