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Binotto explains why Leclerc was 'forgiven' at Monza

In the Ferrari euphoria over Charles Leclerc's victory in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on Sunday, there was a curious exchange over the team radio in which team principal Mattia Binotto told the driver “I forgive you”. It emerged that Leclerc had been in hot water with his boss the previous day after failing to follow the plan for qualifying. Leclerc had already taken provisional pole with his initial Q3 run, in part thanks to getting a tow from his team mate Sebastian Vettel. But the team's plans to reciprocate the favour in the second flying lap ended up going awry as time ran out at the end of the session. “You need to push now,” the team told Vettel, to which his reply was...
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