Ferrari: The qualifying incident will not affect the relationship between Vettel and Leclerc
Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto is convinced that going into the third leg of the pre-race qualifying for the Italian GP will not affect the relationship between Maranello racer Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.
Sebastian Vettel was deeply disappointed after finishing fourth in the qualifying rounds for the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, believing that he could win the best starting position with proper wind.
Vettel, who provided shelter to Charles Leclerc in the first attempt, revealed by qualifications that Monacan should have returned the favor in the second attempt, which Leclerc did not want to do.
Ferrari chief Mattia Binotto spoke to his guard Charles Leclerc after a magnificent victory in Monza by radio saying: “Perdonato” or “You are forgiven.”
Although he did not want to divulge details, after the race, Binotto admitted that his words were related to events from Saturday's qualifiers, when Leclerc had to offer his teammate Sebastian Vettel a second qualification attempt but Monacan did not want to do it.
Despite his qualifying qualification, Binotto is convinced that the Monza event will not affect relations between Vettel and Leclerc.
“What happened will not affect the relationships between our racers. We talked about the matter and Sebastian said we should turn the page and look forward. This does not mean that something like this will never happen again, as you never know what will happen. But we are convinced that we have learned a lesson for the future. “