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Mattia Binotto calls Monza retirements ‘the worst conclusion of a difficult weekend’ for Ferrari

Ferrari’s weekend at the Italian Grand Prix started badly and got worse from there, with both Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc retiring from the team’s home race at Monza.

Ferrari’s weekend at the Italian Grand Prix started badly and got worse from there, with both Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc retiring from the team’s home race at Monza after neither driver had qualified in the top 10. And Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto wasn’t hiding his disappointment at the result at the end of the weekend. Having qualified just P17 after getting caught up in traffic on his final Q1 run, Vettel’s brakes failed within six laps of the race starting, taking him out of the Grand Prix. In the other car, things may have turned out differently for Leclerc, with the Monegasque serendipitously up to P4 and just behind eventual race winner Pierre Gasly at the Lap 24 Safety Car restart when he lost the back end of his SF1000 at the Parabolica and ploughed into the outside wall. As Vettel wryly observed, “It’s probably a blessing that there’s nobody in the stands”… READ MORE: Leclerc admits spectacular Monza crash was ‘my mistake’ “Certainly it’s difficult, it’s bad,” agreed Binotto after the race. “Monza Grand Prix, it’s the Temple of Speed. I think that for us, it’s always important to make sure that we are performing well here, because it’s our home circuit, the Italian Grand Prix. So…

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