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Ferrari explains decision not to release Leclerc

If Valtteri Bottas' post-flag radio call left few in any doubt as to its meaning, the exchange between Charles Leclerc and his team was even more obvious. As Sebastian Vettel struggled on his mediums in the closing stages of the race, Leclerc was closing at a rapid rate of knots, clearly faster than the German. 'Should I stay behind Sebastian, yes or no?' asked the youngster. 'Yes, and back off to have some margin,' came the reply. 'OK,' agreed Leclerc. While team boss Mattia Binotto admitted before the season got underway that in the opening stages of the year priority would be given to Vettel, there was widespread disbelief that as he was so clearly struggling, the team couldn't allow...
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