FER­RARI SEE RED ON TRACK DIS­CI­PLINE

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Aus­tralia March 17

Fer­rari uses team or­ders at the very first race to keep Le­clerc be­hind Vet­tel. Bahrain March 31

Le­clerc pole and then ig­nores team or­ders to pass Vet­tel and set up win be­fore en­gine fails.

China April 14

Le­clerc fol­lows team or­ders to al­low Vet­tel in to third be­cause said he was quicker. He isn’t and Le­clerc, vul­ner­a­ble to the Ver­stap­pen un­der­cut, then loses fourth.

Spain May 12

Chaotic pit wall calls see both driv­ers de­layed be­hind their team­mates and ul­ti­mately end the race off the podium. Vet­tel de­mands team or­ders talks.

Bel­gium Sept 1

Le­clerc, now clearly the faster driver, gets long over­due win from pole.

Italy Sept 8

Pres­sure ramps up on Vet­tel af­ter Le­clerc wins Fer­rari’s home race from pole.

Sin­ga­pore Sept 22

Fer­rari strat­egy gives Vet­tel the un­der­cut to steal vic­tory from a fu­ri­ous Le­clerc.

Rus­sia Sept 29

Le­clerc nabs pole yet again and gives Vet­tel a start-line tow but the favour isn’t re­turned. Vet­tel de­fies team or­ders to let Le­clerc through but suf­fers en­gine fail­ure. Vet­tel’s Red Bull men­tor Hel­mut Marko tells him that his days at Fer­rari are num­bered.

Brazil Nov 17

The pair crash out while bat­tling over fourth. Team boss Mat­tia Binotto says ac­ci­dent was “lucky” so things can be clar­i­fied for 2020. Fer­rari hold talks with both driv­ers to clear the air.

AFP

Left, Charles Le­clerc has out-qual­i­fied his se­nior col­league Se­bas­tian Vet­tel nine times this sea­son

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