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Ferrari explains pre-race agreement, team orders in Russia

Ferrari Formula 1 chief Mattia Binotto has explained the pre-race agreement between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc that led to team orders controversy during Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix. Vettel used the slipstream from pole-sitter Leclerc’s car to move into the lead of the race on the long run to Turn 2, passing second-placed Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari informed Leclerc via team radio that it would move to swap the cars around as agreed before the race, only for Vettel to push ahead, meaning the change could not take place until the pit stops. Vettel ultimately retired from the race due to a hybrid issue, with the resulting Virtual Safety Car allowing Hamilton to snatch victory for...
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