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Alla Zakarian

19-04-2019 | 14:19 Formula 1

Gerhard Berger says Ferrari are wrong to be using team order to favour Vettel over Leclerc

Former driver Gerhard Berger insists Ferrari are wrong to be using team orders to favour Sebastian Vettel over Charles Leclerc, following Chinese Grand Prix. Leclerc overtook teammate Vettel at the start of the race in Shanghai but then Leclerc was asked to let Vettel through. The German appeared faster than his team-mate at the time but failed to make any impression on the Mercedes pair in front. Lewis Hamilton claimed the victory, while Valtteri Bottas finished in second. "Much as I like Sebastian and rate him, here is a boy [Leclerc] who is capable of winning the championship," he said.  "I don't think it's enough to say, 'Well this one is experienced, this one is not experienced so we take the card of the experience'. I think let it run." Berger said: "It's a question of when it is [acceptable], and is it really giving somebody not even a chance to win the championship? And if you do it in the first or second race, I don't agree."


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