No team orders from Ferrari: Leclerc and Sainz are free to race

Fcoach misses Mattia Binotto He insists on not using team orders though Charles Leclercgreat progress in F1 Drivers’ Championship, speaking ahead of this weekend’s Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.

Leclerc He has a health advantage of 34 points to finish second George Russellwith his colleague Carlos Sainz By another point after retiring from the last race in Australia.

“It’s only three races that have been done now,” Binotto Autosport said.

“There are still 20 races left, so the championship is still very long.

“Our drivers are free to fight, and I’m really looking forward and enjoying that they are fighting for a good spot and first place, if possible.”

Binotto supports Sainz to respond

Leclerc He had the upper hand Sains In the opening three events, he reversed the form of 2021 when the Spaniard beat his fellow champion.

Binotto expect Sainswho has yet to win a race in Formula One, is back again, though, believing his blazing speed will soon make a difference.

“to CarlosI think it’s really important for him to get his best pace and pace and I think he’ll really come back.” Binotto.

Charles Very focused at the moment. It drives very well. Last year was important to him and his growth, and if you look at him closely in terms of tire management, he has been very good.”

Irvine asks Ferrari to use team orders

former Ferrari Driver and 1999 runner-up Eddie Irvine It is believed that the Italian team should use team orders, due to a threat Max Verstappen Which could suddenly hit his level later in the season.

“if I was Mattia Binotto I was giving exact orders because of the beating Verstappen really difficult,” Irvine For La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“it’s a problem Charles Because Sains, who is the second driver, can sometimes find himself at the front. If you have a teammate who can grab points, it will be much more difficult. at Red BullAnd Sergio PerezUnder normal circumstances, can not be overcome the above. “