‘Duo wanted to prove they’re the better driver’

Date published: November 21 2019

Ferrari rule out using Mercedes' "rules of engagement" with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.

Jacques Villeneuve reckons Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc risked it all in Brazil as they “wanted to show” they’re the better driver.

Heading into the final few laps of Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, Vettel was running fourth to Leclerc’s P5.

The Monégasque driver attacked his team-mate for position with Vettel fighting back immediately.

The two touched with both cars forced out of the grand prix.

Both drivers have been widely criticised for their antics, also earning the disappointment of their team boss Mattia Binotto.

And Villeneuve feels they risked it all for nothing.

“Vettel and Leclerc are allowed to fight among themselves, but they should not abuse this freedom,” GrandPx.news quotes the former F1 driver as having told Sky Italia.

“In my opinion, they are both to blame.

“Leclerc was too aggressive, and Vettel should not have immediately slammed the door when overtaking his team-mate.

“They both made a mistake.

“It was unnecessary, as they were fighting for third place at most.

“I think they just wanted to show everyone that they are the better one.”

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