Lewis Hamilton has tipped Sebastian Vettel to bounce back from the latest in his expanding catalogue of mistakes.
Hamilton stormed to victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix after Ferrari flopped.
Hamilton, who took advantage of Leclerc’s late demise to win for the 74th time, said: “Sebastian is a true world champion, a great athlete and he will recover.
“Just because you are a multiple world champion, it doesn’t mean you are not going to have off-weekends. It happens to all of us.
“If you look at his career, he has had stunning performances that far outweigh his weaker races. For example, when he has spun, they are minuscule on the status he has accumulated and created in the sport.”