FERRARI workforce boss Mattia Binotti has rubbished Sebastian Vettel’s declare that team-mate Charles Leclerc has a quicker automobile.
The 33-year-old – who will be joining Aston Martin for the 2021 season – made the controversial comment after the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday.
Sebastian Vettel believes his automobile is slower than Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc’sCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
Ferrari workforce boss Mattia Binotto has rubbished Vettel’s controversial declareCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
Vettel finished tenth in the race, whereas Leclerc, 23, simply missed out on the rostrum after coming residence in fourth.
The four-time Formulation One world champion has completed larger than his much less skilled French team-mate in simply three of the 12 races in 2020.
And having been told he was no longer wanted by Ferrari earlier this year, Vettel has insisted that he has been left biting his tongue over his automobile’s efficiency.
Talking to RTL after the Algarve race, Vettel mentioned: “On the one hand, I’m happy as a result of I had the sensation that I drove a very good race.
“I had a tough time in the beginning, misplaced locations, and virtually misplaced the automobile two or 3 times. After that I truly drove a very good race.
“However, however, it’s apparent that the opposite automobile is way quicker. The place I lose time? I’ve been biting my tongue all 12 months lengthy.
“Some fool would possibly by no means determine it out, however am I an entire fool? I doubt it.
“In some unspecified time in the future try to be fortunate and hit the restrict. I by no means hit it and if I do, then solely with numerous issue. On the opposite aspect [of the garage] it seems to be a lot simpler.
“I’ve to have a look at myself and do my factor, however in fact it hurts. Particularly as a result of my very own expectations are larger than the expectations from exterior.
“I don’t actually care about all of the fuss. However for me within the automobile, it’s in fact tough to course of, as a result of I’m too bold and too hungry for extra.”
However regardless of Vettel’s claims, Binotti was fast to garbage the conspiracy concept, as he informed Sky Italia: “Seb and Charles’ automobiles are an identical, little doubt.
“I sincerely hope that Sebastian will be capable of qualify higher in Imola, and present extra of what he’s able to in the course of the race.
“Charles is definitely superb, however possibly you count on much more from the second driver.”
Vettel sits in thirteenth spot within the Formulation One World Championship, whereas Leclerc is fifth because of his seven high ten finishes.
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