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Binotto 'mentally rehearsed' crucial phone call to Vettel

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto has revealed that he mentally rehearsed three times the crucial words that would inform Sebastian Vettel that he no longer figured in the Scuderia's plans for 2021. Last winter, Binotto had gone on record, saying that Vettel remained Ferrari's first choice to partner Charles Leclerc next year. But come the month of May, with F1's disrupted 2020 season yet to get underway, the House of Maranello had changed its stance. And Binotto was left with the uneasy task of conveying Ferrari's decision to the four-time world champion. "I was at home, and before I called him I repeated mentally three times beforehand what I should tell him and how," recounted...
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