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The events behind Mattia Binotto's Charles Leclerc 'forgiven' message

Ferrari chief Mattia Binotto says Charles Leclerc was “forgiven” after his Italian Grand Prix victory, in the wake of the Q3 confusion that hampered Sebastian Vettel. The impact of gaining a slipstream from a rival at Monza can be several tenths of a second, and with Ferrari and Mercedes closely matched teams adopted various tactics. Vettel gave Leclerc a slipstream through the first Q3 runs and the Monegasque youngster set provisional pole position, edging the Mercedes drivers, who admitted being slightly compromised by Kimi Raikkonen’s crash. Vettel, at that stage, sat a close fourth, but knew he would have the benefit of a slipstream for his second Q3 run, with Leclerc...
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