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McLaren team boss insists Charles Leclerc put ‘everyone at risk’

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McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl believes that Charles Leclerc put ‘everyone at risk’ when the Ferrari driver continued to run with a heavily damaged front wing.

A piece of his wing broke free at 130R, flying from his car and breaking off Lewis Hamilton’s wing mirror.

We obviously strongly disagree with competitors living cars out on track with entire front wing end plates hanging down, putting everyone at risk,” said Seidl.

“Unfortunately when this end plate then exploded [Norris was] catching in our front-right brake duct debris from Ferrari.

“The brake temperature went through the roof so we had to box him to clean it. And then the race was over. I mean he still tried and did a great drive in terms of pace also to get back but it was not possible.”

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