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Ferrari: Air is now fully cleared between Vettel and Leclerc

According to Ferrari, their drivers Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel have cleared the air after a Brazilian Grand Prix collision that put both of them out of the penultimate race of the Formula 1 season.

Team boss Mattia Binotto said after the race at Interlagos that there would be a review with the drivers at the Maranello factory to go through what went on that caused their collision and how to prevent any recurrence.

A Ferrari spokeswoman said, “Since last Sunday, Mattia and the drivers have spoken every day, as they would normally do anyway, so there was no official summit nor video conference. The air is now fully cleared and we are focusing on Abu Dhabi.”

The collision between the young charger and a four-time F1 world champion, who have been battling for supremacy this season, provided a major talking point at Interlagos.

“They know that silly mistakes are still silly mistakes. What happened today is a shame for the team,” Binotto said at the time.

The final race of the season at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina is next week, with both F1 championships already won by Mercedes for an unprecedented sixth season in succession.

Lewis Hamilton wrapped up his sixth title in Texas this month while Ferrari are sure of second place in the F1 constructors’ championship.

Big Question: Peace now at Ferrari, but for how long?