Ferrari need to stop 'playing games', says Hakkinen
Mika Hakkinen believes that Ferrari need to “stop playing games” during races, and focus simply more on winning if they are to improve and pose a challenge to Mercedes. His comments come after the Scuderia imposed team orders on Charles Leclerc.
The Monegasque driver was ahead of team-mate Sebastian Vettel for the opening 10 laps, but was ordered by Ferrari to let the German pass, whom they believed had better-performing tyres.
Vettel didn’t take advantage as Mercedes cruised to a one-two with Hamilton winning and Bottas finishing second, and Hakkinen thinks that Leclerc should have been given the chance to catch the duo.
“Charles Leclerc made a better start to the race than Ferrari team mate Sebastian Vettel and should really have been allowed to get on with it and take the fight to Bottas if he could,” the two-time world champion wrote in his Unibet column.
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