How Sebastian Vettel ignored team orders
Sebastian Vettel ended the race for the GP of Russia due to a failure of the power unit after the first stops, while the German repeatedly ignored calls by Ferrari to leave his place to Charles Leclerc.
After starting from third place, Vettel overtook Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc with the help of a tow and broke into the lead of the race. The German would then have to return to Leclerc on the basis of a team agreement, something the four-time world champion did not want to do.
How was the communication of Ferrari’s command desk with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.
2 lap – Ferrari – Leclerc: “We are looking for a swap ”
5 lap – Ferrari – Leclerc: “In the next lap Sebastian will let you by. ”
6 lap – Vettel – Ferrari: “In any case, I would overtake him. Let’s continue two more laps, then let me know the situation. ”
7 lap- Ferrari – Vettel: “Get Charles past” Vettel replies: “Tell him to get closer”
8 lap – Leclerc – Ferrari: “You brought me back. I respected everything. We’ll talk about that later, but it’s hard to get close now ”
10. lap – Ferrari – Leclerc: “Charles, we’ll change it a little bit later, as Lewis is close, focus on your race now.”
Leclerc replies, “I understand, but I respected the deal and offered him a tow. I then tried to push at the start of the race. No problem, I handle the situation. ”