Ferrari boss raises ‘concerns’ of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz ahead of Saudi GP

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F1 BOSSES say the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix weekend will proceed regardless of a missile assault.

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Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz should not “100 per cent completely satisfied” to proceed with the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, admits workforce principal Mattia Binotto. He mentioned the drivers weren’t “totally relaxed” after a missile strike close to the circuit yesterday afternoon.

The Grand Prix is about to go forward regardless of a late assembly between F1 and the drivers. It’s understood not everybody was in settlement over persevering with to race with many drivers elevating issues earlier than being offered additional data.

Staff principal Mattia Binotto mentioned on Saturday: “I do not suppose we mentioned that they’re 100 per cent completely satisfied and really feel totally relaxed.

“Actually, they’re nonetheless involved, however they’re listening to the assurances that we gave them. They perceive the significance of staying right here and in some way making an attempt to race, as a result of that is the only option we will do. I feel it has been necessary for them yesterday to satisfy, to debate, to lift their voice, as a result of they’re the celebs of the game. I feel it is necessary for them to be sure that they’re listened to.

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Ferrari boss raises 'concerns' of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz ahead of Saudi GP

Ferrari’s pair should not snug by the scenario (Picture: Getty)

“It is by no means nice if one thing [like] detrimental feedback or one thing on the detrimental aspect comes out of the assembly, however the truth that they met and mentioned, and had the chance to argue, or to hear, or to get assurance, was necessary. I see that assembly as a constructive one, and the result was the precise one.”

The Grand Prix Drivers’ Affiliation (GPDA) mentioned yesterday was a “worrying day” for the drivers.

The assertion even claimed drivers discovered it “troublesome to stay totally centered” as a result of scenario.

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Ferrari boss raises 'concerns' of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz ahead of Saudi GP

Ferrari completed first and second in Bahrain (Picture: Getty)

They added: “Maybe it’s laborious to grasp when you have by no means pushed an F1 automotive on this quick and difficult Jeddah observe however on seeing the smoke from the incident it was troublesome to stay a completely centered race driver and erase pure human issues. Consequently, we went into lengthy discussions between ourselves, with our workforce principals, and with essentially the most senior individuals who run our sport.

“A big number of opinions have been shared and debated and having listened not solely to the Method 1 powers but in addition to the Saudi authorities ministers who defined how safety measures have been being elevated to the utmost, the result was a decision that we’d practise and qualify in the present day and race tomorrow.”


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