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‘Selfish' Sainz shut down questionable strategic call by Ferrari to leave Leclerc a sitting duck

Carlos Sainz pleaded with his Ferrari team not to ask him to hinder his chance of winning the British Grand Prix during the late Safety Car period. Team-mate Charles Leclerc had been equally upset that he had not been allowed through earlier in the race when he was quicker despite having wing damage as a result of contact with Sergio Perez. This was allowing Sir Lewis Hamilton to catch both of them, so the Scuderia eventually allowed Leclerc through, and he was leading when Esteban Ocon came to a stop before Copse, causing a Safety Car. Bizarrely, the Maranello-based team chose not to bring Leclerc into the pits as they pitted Sainz, so the Spaniard was on much fresher tyres for the final...
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