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Vettel: Ferrari used me as a ‘brake block'

Sebastian Vettel was frustrated at being used as a “brake block” to help his team-mate Charles Leclerc in the Russian Grand Prix. The four-time former World Champion, who is being released by Ferrari at the end of the season, was given another clear indication that he is now very much the No 2 driver in the team. The situation was exacerbated at Sochi by the fact Leclerc started the race from P10 on the grid and Vettel from P14 after he had crashed out of Q2. With Leclerc producing a strong performance, Vettel’s pit-stop was delayed so that he could hold up the Renaults against whom his team-mate was directly racing. The German did a good job of fending off Esteban Ocon but was...
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