F1 Ferrari, Leclerc-Sainz frost: “We remain calm.”

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Boiling situation at Ferrari’s home after the sprint race.

“You have to be calm in the first laps, because I was managing the tires,” Charles Leclerc’s team radio with the race wall is revealing of the Monegasque’s mood after the sprint race of the Austrian Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen came out on top by taking advantage of the struggle between the two Ferraris, and Leclerc highlighted this in the aftermath of the race: “Sunday the race will be longer. We and Red Bull are very close and tire management will be a factor. But we can’t afford to struggle like we did today, I hope we can work together. My start was good, what happened afterwards a little less so. The rules of engagement? It’s not up to us to decide, it’s up to Mattia Binotto. Yes, we lost some time at the start, but the pace at the end was promising.”

This is Sainz’s response, “I got a good start, I had a couple of fights at the beginning: with Max in Turn 3 and with Charles in Turn 3 but a little bit later in the race. Races are like that, it was fun. Maybe I overheated the tires a little bit running behind Charles, so I had to lift my foot to recover and my race ended there. Collaborate tomorrow against Max? We’ll see.”

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