Ferrari have cleared the air ‘fully’

Michelle Foster
Charles Leclerc Sebastian Vettel PA

Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel collide on Lap 1 of Styrian GP.

Ferrari are not expecting any lingering issues from their drivers’ Brazilian clash having “fully cleared” the air.

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc earned the ire of their team boss Mattia Binotto as well as Ferrari president John Elkann when they crashed while squabbling over fourth place at the Interlagos circuit.

Leclerc overtook Vettel for position with the German fighting back.

The duo made minor contact but it was enough to put both SF90s out of the grand prix.

Binotto has subsequently spoken with both drivers, although didn’t hold an official sit down with the team-mates.

A spokesperson told BBC Sport: “Since last Sunday, Mattia and the drivers have spoken every day, as they would normally do anyway.

“There was no official summit nor video conference.

“The air is now fully cleared and we are focusing on Abu Dhabi.”

Ferrari head into the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with Leclerc still in the hunt for third place in the Drivers’ standings.

The Monégasque driver trails Max Verstappen by 11 points with 26 up for grabs.

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