Ferrari One Two Despite Driver Squabbles

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Leclerc told Ferrari their tactics were “not fair” as he lost victory in the Singapore Grand Prix to his team mate.

Leclerc led the opening stages of the race ahead of Brit Hamilton and German Sebastian Vettel.

However Vettel moved into the lead of the race after Ferrari pitted him on the lap before Leclerc.

The pair remained in the same order until the end of the race. However Leclerc repeatedly complained the pit stop strategy has spoiled his chances of winning.

During Vettel’s early pit stop allowed him to benefit from fresher tyres sooner than Leclerc. That pace advantage meant Leclerc came out of the pits behind him when he made his subsequent pit stop.g one of a series of Safety Car restarts in the second half of the race, Leclerc was told to make a settings change on his power unit. He replied: “I want everything. Even engine mode.”

Ferrari advised him: “We need to bring the car home. We need to manage the PU [power unit] and bring the car home.”

“I won’t do anything stupid,” Leclerc replied, “it’s not my goal. I want us to finish one-two. I just think it’s not fair. But this won’t change, I won’t be stupid, don’t worry.”

Leclerc followed Vettel home, scoring the team’s first one-two finish of 2019. Vettel’s win was his first for over a year.

Euro Weekly News called Paul Mohamed in the pit lane for his views. ” Ferrari dominated with their new nose designs creating extra performance which caught other teams out especially Mercedes, team orders also played to the advantage of Hamilton as Merc told Bottas to not over take and hold position, whilst Bottas to the media has expressed it wasn’t an issue it clearly was as he slammed the motor home door behind him having walked away from the media, I’m sure as all drivers go to the Amber lounge party tonight, tempers will simmer”


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