As opposed to a refund, all single-day ticket holders have instead been offered a $200 voucher for the Las Vegas Grand Prix official shop.
Those with full weekend, three-day tickets won’t be reimbursed in any way for Thursday night’s lost action.
A lengthy statement released on Friday from F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali and Las Vegas Grand Prix CEO Renee Wilm was also notable for the lack of an apology to spectators as well.
A section of the statement read: “We have all been to events, like concerts, games and even other Formula 1 races, that have been cancelled because of factors like weather or technical issues.
“It happens, and we hope people will understand.”
Fans in the grandstands were told to leave at 1:30am local time on Friday morning, one hour before the second practice session took place.
The statement also detailed that fans were told to leave due to “concern about our public safety and security officials, transportation employees and hospitality staff.”
More to follow…