Vettel: Ferrari is bigger than me and Leclerc

Date published: September 23 2019

Mattia Binotto accepts that the Sebastian Vettel/Charles Leclerc controversies won't stop.

Amidst the controversy of Singapore, Sebastian Vettel has made it clear that Ferrari is “bigger than any individual”.

Charles Leclerc was left frustrated with Ferrari after they used the undercut to Vettel’s advantage as he jumped Leclerc in the pit stops and went on to win the Singapore Grand Prix.

It would have been a third win in a row for Leclerc, and he made Ferrari aware over team radio that he wasn’t happy with what they had done.

However, Vettel was keen to stress that both he and his team-mate had to respect the call Ferrari made because they and no other individual is bigger than the team.

“I said on the radio after the race that the team is bigger than myself, bigger than any individual,” Vettel, now a record five-time winner in Singapore, explained to reporters.

“I’m happy for the guys and we finished one-two, so for me the order is important, and for Charles the order is important, that is why we are here. We ultimately want to fight for victories.

“As I said, the team in this regard is bigger than us.”

Vettel remains P5 in the Drivers’ Championship after the win, but closes to within six points of Leclerc.

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