With only simulator work possible ahead of their arrival at this new track, teams lack the data to know quite how their cars will progress, particularly with the cold conditions forecast for both qualifying and the race.
Mercedes suffered a miserable weekend last time out at the Brazilian GP, and did not have the pace to be in contention for the podium spots, whilst McLaren pushed Max Verstappen all the way, with Lando Norris finishing second in both the sprint race and the main race.
Mercedes off the pace in Vegas
During practice, Kravitz was surprised to see that Red Bull - led by Christian Horner who turned 50 earlier this week - don't seem to be focusing their attentions at all on the silver arrows in Vegas.
“Now, because it’s in the dark, you can see which cars the engineers keep an eye on," he said after taking a peek at Red Bull's pit wall.
"They’ve got the McLaren and the Ferrari onboards. They’re keeping an eye on the competition, not Fernando Alonso, I can’t see a green Aston Martin on there.
"I actually can’t see the Mercedes, I would imagine they would be keeping an eye on the Mercedes onboards as well.
"Red Bull thinking maybe their competition is going to come from Ferrari and potentially McLaren as well.”
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