Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has left the door open for Charles Leclerc to take away Sebastian Vettel's "priority" in the team. Leclerc defied team orders to overtake his team-mate in Bahrain and has generally had the better of it in the opening two races.
Leclerc obeyed Ferrari's instruction to remain behind Vettel in the season-opening race in Australia, but explained that the opportunity to execute a "safe" overtake in Sakhir led him to take matters into his own hands.
Binotto said in pre-season that Vettel was the team's "champion" and the boss says his precedence remains in place, for now.
"Certainly as a team we need to give the priority to the team, and try to maximise the team's points at the end of the race," Binotto said.
"And as I said at the start of the season, if there is any 50/50 situation where we need to take a decision, the advantage would have been given to Sebastian simply because Sebastian has got most of the experience in the team, in F1.
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