F1: Clash between Binotto and Leclerc? A new release drops

Since Mattia Binotto left Ferrari, many rumors have been circulating around the reasons for his departure, in particular concerning various tensions between the Swiss and Charles Leclerc. Indeed, despite a very promising start to the season, the Italian team quickly found themselves in difficulty due to several strategic errors, which would have thrown a wedge between the two men. But for Mika Hakkinen, these tensions cannot be the reasons for Binotto’s departure.

Despite a very promising start to the season, Charles Leclerc saw over the weekends see his first world champion title fly away, in particular because of the many errors in strategy of Ferrariwhich would have created tensions between the Monegasque driver and Mattia Binotto. Since the latter left his post in the Italian team, many rumors have been circulating about the reasons for this departure. Mika Hakkinendouble world champion in 1998 and 1999, spoke about it.

“I’ve always thought the question isn’t whether you like someone or not”

In comments relayed by NextgenAuto, Mika Hakkinen spoke about the various rumors circulating around the departure of Mattia Binotto of Ferrari. According to him, the various tensions between the Swiss and Charles Leclerc cannot justify this release. ” I do not know. When I was racing in Formula 1, I always thought that the question was not whether or not you liked a person, but how competent, involved and intelligent they were. That was all that mattered. »

“So I doubt that this is the real story”

Mika Hakkinen specifies in particular that the success of a driver has nothing to do with the relationship with his team. “It doesn’t matter if you like that person or not. It has nothing to do with your success. You must work as a team, respect people’s talent, their knowledge and their involvement in this sport. So I doubt that this is the real story. »

“I think Binotto has a great personality”

Mika Hakkinen continues: “It’s very sad anyway, I think Binotto has a great personality. Formula 1 is a very complicated sport, it takes three to four very talented people to lead a team and lead it to success. A single man or a single woman cannot hold such a position. It requires individuals with different characters and talents. »

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