Following a miserable race at the Red Bull Ring, Ferrari has canceled its post-race press call. The post-race media sessions involving team principal Mattia Binotto, Sebastian Vettel, and Charles Leclerc has been called off.
The announcement follows reports of Sebastian Vettel allegedly leaving the paddock after his crash with Charles Leclerc.
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say Scuderia Ferrari is in shambles right now. After an incident that can only be summed up as ‘peak Ferrari’, the team is in dire straits.
For those who missed the race, Ferrari’s Styrian Grand Prix lasted 2 laps before both cars were shelved for good.
In the opening lap, Charles Leclerc attempted an optimistic divebomb on Sebastian Vettel at turn 3. The gap was never there and Leclerc was always going to hit Vettel.
Unsurprisingly, the Monegasque launched the car over the curb and into Sebastian Vettel’s rear wing.
The end result was 2 red cars not finishing the race and Ferrari’s worst nightmare coming true. Following the incident, Leclerc took the blame for the crash and apologized to his teammate and the Scuderia.
The 22-year-old was particularly harsh on himself but in this instance, there was really no one else to blame.
According to F1 Insider.com, Sebastian Vettel left the circuit shortly after his crash. The German gave a few interviews following the incident and appeared to have left the Red Bull Ring.
After two disastrous results in quick succession, Vettel may need a short break from the team he’s leaving at the end of the year.
After yet another difficult race, Ferrari has canceled its post-race media commitments. The exact cause for the Scuderia’s sudden cancellation remains unknown.
However, a lucky guess would suggest it has something to do with the outcome of the race.
Reacting to the Vettel-Leclerc incident, Mattia Binotto maintained a neutral outlook. The Italian didn’t point any fingers or shift the blame towards one particular driver.
“I think it’s not time to look for responsibility or accuse, it’s time to work united. Back home we’ve got the right people to progress as soon as possible,” said Binotto.
Ferrari desperately needs some form of positivity at a time when the team seems fragile on multiple levels.