The Styrian Grand Prix at Austria’s Red Bull Ring proved dramatic for Scuderia Ferrari. This follows after Charles Leclerc demolished the back-wing of Sebastian Vettel on the 2nd lap, marking a third instance where these teammates have clashed with each other. The event proved upsetting for Sebastian Vettel, who stands on his final season with Scuderia Ferrari & how now lost all opportunities of obtaining the 2020 championship.
Reports indicate that Sebastian Vettel departed from the paddock immediately after seeing Charles Leclerc during the Post-Race festivities. The two men were seen talking, and then walking away from each other without any warning. Speculation suggests that Vettel didn’t accept any apologies from Leclerc.
It’s not exaggerating to suggest that Scuderia Ferrari has entered a period of uncertainty, which won’t end until the 2021 season arrives with their upcoming driver, Carlos Sainz. Mattia Binotto is the team leader for Scuderia Ferrari & barely spoke on the fact that Leclerc divebombed into Vettel on Red Bull Rings 3rd corner. It’s an area known for not overtaking due to congestion & Leclerc should’ve known better than to attempt passing Sebastian.
When the strategies of Charles Leclerc proved unsuccessful, his SF1000 formula one car was flown into the air & landed on-top the rear wing for his teammate. Vettel was immediately entered into DNF Status after commands to pit from Scuderia Ferrari. Charles Leclerc would double-stack behind Vettel as temporary punishment, which proved pointless as the Monaco-native receive DNF Status two laps later.
Questions for Scuderia Ferrari
F1 media personnel didn’t hesitate to question Charles Leclerc on his thoughts behind destroy Sebastian’s SF1000. Leclerc typically punishes himself with public verbal assaults & this time proved no different, placing all blame onto himself. In this scenario that blame is entirely justified & ruined all opportunities for Sebastian Vettel to acquire 1st place in the F1 Drivers Championship for 2020, his last season in the motorsport.
Mattia Binotto provided an official team-statement to the F1 Community. He remarked that Scuderia Ferrari isn’t placing responsibility onto either driver, with their focus now being unity amongst two men that are quickly becoming enemies & are meant to be teammates.