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Vettel didn't try to sway Ferrari after axing

Informed by Ferrari that they would not be renewing his contract, Sebastian Vettel says he never tried to 'convince' Mattia Binotto to change his mind. Vettel was told last year, even before the first race of the delayed season, that his services were not required for the 2021 season. Instead Ferrari, who had handed Charles Leclerc a new long-term contract, decided to sign Carlos Sainz as the Monégasque driver's new team-mate. The decision came as a surprise to many, especially Vettel, as team boss Binotto had been telling the driver, and the media, that the German was his number one pick. But when it came down to it, Ferrari decided that a change was in order. Vettel says he never argued...
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